To encourage New Yorkers to register to be an organ donor and to save lives.
The Transplant Games of America, a biennial, four-day athletic competition for organ transplant recipients and living donors, will be held July 28-31, 2012 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Games is presented by Spectrum Health.
Team Liberty, comprised of members from New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, Northern and Central New Jersey, and Fairfield County, Connecticut, are coming together to promote the success of organ transplantation and to raise awareness for the urgent need for organ and tissue donation.
The men, women, and children of Team Liberty embody incredible spirit, courage, energy, inspiration, humor, sportsmanship, and friendship.
Since 1990, the Games has brought transplant and donor families together in the largest organ donation awareness event of its kind in a way that uplifts, inspires, and deeply touches everyone involved. Over 35 U.S. teams compete in events such as badminton, basketball, bowling, cycling, golf, racquetball, 5K race, swimming, table tennis, tennis, track and field, and volleyball.
Activities also include Opening and Closing Ceremonies and inspiring programs for donor families, living donors, transplant recipients and their families, and supporters. It's an event not to be missed!
For more information, visit the official website of the Transplant Games of America: www.transplantgamesofamerica.org.