The July 2014 Transplant Games
The purpose of the Transplant Games of America is to spread the message about the importance of donation and the gift of life. The multi-sport festival attracts organ, tissue and bone marrow transplant recipients, living organ donors and donor families from across the country.
Transplant recipients, living donors and donor families attended the games on July 11, 2014.
Jennifer Lentini participated in and reported from the Transplant Games as a correspondent for L I TRIO.
Competition is open to anyone who has received a solid organ transplant or bone marrow donation. More than just an athletic event, the Transplant Games highlight the critical importance of organ and tissue donation, while celebrating the lives of organ donors, donor families and transplant recipients.
There were numerous sporting events inclusive of a 5K run, volleyball basketball, cycling, golf, racquetball, bowling, swimming, tennis, table tennis and track and field.
Aside from the sporting competition which will took place over four days, the event will included opening and closing ceremonies and a series of tributes to many of the heroes of organ donation. Athletes and their families, donor families, and thousands of supporters gathered at Athletes Village to help deliver the important message that organ, eye and tissue donation saves lives.
Long Island TRIO sponsored athletes who are LI TRIO members in good standing at $200 per athlete up to a limit of $1000. If you are planning on attending the 2016 games, call the LI TRIO Hotline 516.620.5900 for more information.