Featuring competitions in Track & Field, Archery, Weightlifting and Marksman (sanctioned by the NRA). Open to athletes of all ages with physical disabilities.
The CAMC Medical Rehabilitation Center sponsors Challenged Sports, which is the state’s only sanctioned sports program for individuals of all ages with physical disabilities.
“Our mission is to not only offer sports as a therapeutic intervention, but also as a means to promote a lifetime investment in one’s health and well- being,” said Jeremiah Gagnon, program director. “We strive to achieve this by offering a program where physically challenged individuals can explore sports for the first time or continue pursuing sports of interest to their greatest potential despite their limitations.”
Athletes from around the country participate in the annual West Virginia Challenged Sports Championships for the opportunity to move on to national competitions.
Schedule of Events: West Virginia Challenged Sports Championships
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 3 p.m. First round of Marksman competition @ Coonskin Lodge 6 p.m. Second round of Marksman competition @ Coonskin Lodge
Thursday, May 3, 2012 9 a.m. Third round of Marksman competition @ Coonskin Lodge 11 a.m. First round of Archery competition @ Coonskin Lodge 2 p.m. Second round of Archery competition @ Coonskin Lodge AWARDS CEREMONIES for Marksman and Archery following events
Friday, May 4, 2012 9 a.m. All Field events (javelin, shot-put, discus) @ Laidley Field/UC Stadium Pentathlon @ Laidley Field/UC Stadium 3 p.m. Weightlifting @ South Charleston High School Gym
Saturday, May 5, 2012 8:45 a.m. Opening Ceremony @ Laidley Field/UC Stadium 9 a.m. 60 meter (Jr only) @ Laidley Field/UC Stadium 9:10 a.m. 5,000 meter @ Laidley Field/UC Stadium 9:45 a.m. 800 meter @ Laidley Field/UC Stadium 10:15 a.m. 100 meter @ Laidley Field/UC Stadium 11 a.m. 400 meter @ Laidley Field/UC Stadium 11:30 a.m. 200 meter @ Laidley Field/UC Stadium Noon 100 meter Power Chair @ Laidley Field/UC Stadium 1 p.m. 1,500 meter (separate heats – Ambulatory, W/C, Handcycle) @ Laidley Field/UC Stadium 2 p.m. AWARDS CEREMONY@ Laidley Field/UC Stadium