Date(s) - 06/13/2019 - 06/16/2019
The Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA)
The Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA) is hosting the Adult National Open & Great Lakes Games (ANO GLG) June 13-June 16 at Lake Forest High School and Niles West High School, located in the northern suburbs of Chicago. These games will provide three days of competition, educational clinics and socials. GLASA is honored to host the Adult National Open (ANO) which will run in conjunction to the regional games and will include many of our injured military. The Great Lakes Games (GLG) is a qualifier for the Adaptive Sports USA, Junior Nationals (for some a first step to the U.S. Paralympics). This year, the games are partnering with the University of Illinois Wheelchair Track Program to conduct Fast Cow under the lights on Saturday evening. Both the Fast Cow and the ANO GLG track meet to be conducted on Sunday will take place on a Mondo track. Additional sports offered for the games will include boccia, swim, field, archery, and powerlifting. National classification panels will be offered in swim, track and field. Air rifles which are part of the games will be conducted on dates outside of this weekend.
The ANO GLG are unique in that they serve the beginner, first time sport enthusiast to the Paralympic hopeful athlete. This event is one of the largest competitions in the country for athletes who have a physical or visual impairment. This is an exciting year as athletes train to be selected for the World Para Junior Championships in Notwill, Switzerland, Aug. 1-4, Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru, Aug. 24-28, World Para Athletics Championships, Nov. 7-15, and World Swim Championships, July 29-Aug.14. The ANO GLG looks to have past Paralympians and those training for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games compete at the event. The games are World Para Athletics Approved, USA Para Powerlifting Sanctioned, and sanctioned by Adaptive Sports, USA and Adaptive Track and Field, USA. The Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association is a Paralympic Gold Sports Club which provides a continuum of developmental to elite level sports opportunities to people with a physical or visual disability.