The Angel City Games is the premier adaptive sports festival in the Western United States, offering clinics, competitions and special events for people of all ages and skill levels who have a physical disability or mobility impairment.
The inaugural Angel City Games was held in June, 2015 at UCLA's Drake Stadium, with 125 athletes participating in Track & Field and Wheelchair Basketball. The event was designed to offer those who are new to adaptive sports the opportunity to learn in a clinic with experienced coaches, then participate in competition. At the first event, athletes ranged in age from 3 to 72, with several taking part in their first ever adaptive sports experience.
Within 4 years, the sports program was expanded to include Archery, Swimming and Wheelchair Tennis, and participation more than doubled with over 300 athletes attending in 2018. As the event enters its 5th year in 2019, Sitting Volleyball and Table Tennis have been added to create more opportunities for kids, adults and military veterans with physical disabilities to play sports.
The Angel City Games is a family friendly event with wide array of activities and special events throughout the week for all to enjoy. The goal is to celebrate the talents and strengths of adaptive athletes, and create a community of support and understanding around sports. People with physical disabilities can learn new skills from expert coaches, compete in sports they love, and everyone can be part of the experience to get a sense of what being an adaptive athlete is all about. Though Los Angeles is the host for the Angel City Games, participants in the past have traveled from all over the country and world to compete, learn and connect with others in the disability community