The postponement of the Tokyo Games has been difficult for U.S. athletes, including our USA Wheelchair Rugby team. Adding to the stress of an extra year of training is the financial stress of extending their journey to 2021. Unlike teams in most countries that receive government support, U.S. athletes rely heavily on the support of the community. Our athletes need our help.
The Giving Games, which takes place July 24 – August 9, is a way for you and all Americans to unite as one to cheer on our athletes. Through the Giving Games, USAWR is joining forces with 20 sports and national teams to support our athletes on the road to Tokyo in 2021.
“Donating to USAWR helps keep us battling for the top of the podium – it’s the final piece we need to be the best. No team works as hard as we do, and with your financial support, we’ll have all we need to take home gold in Tokyo.” – Chuck Aoki, two-time Paralympian
We need your help to spread the word and raise funds during this critical time. Please visit giving-games.com to learn more, and follow USAWR on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay updated on Giving Games developments!
USA Wheelchair Rugby is managed by Lakeshore Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on physical activity, research and advocacy for people with physical disabilities. Gifts to USA Wheelchair Rugby are made through Lakeshore Foundation. To learn more about USAWR at Lakeshore, visit the website.