Hosting athletes from around the world and wounded warriors
New Braunfels, Texas - Extremity Games Main Event (eX5), scheduled for June 18-19, 2010 at Texas Ski Ranch in New Braunfels, Texas, is an extreme sports event including competitions, instructional clinics and exhibitions for people living with limb loss and limb difference. eX5 includes competitions and instructional clinics in skateboarding, rock climbing, wakeboarding, sitboarding, kayaking and mountain biking. Exhibitions include motocross and mixed martial arts.
Athlete Sign-In and opening ceremony takes place Friday, June 18 from 6-9 p.m. at the Marriott Courtyard River Village in New Braunfels. Competitions begin Saturday, June 19 at 9 am at Texas Ski Ranch. Each competition will be followed by an instructional clinic for that sport. Extremity Games concludes Saturday evening with an award ceremony and BBQ at Texas Ski Ranch. All are welcome to join the BBQ awards celebration. Tickets are available on-line or at the door.
Organized to raise awareness of the abilities of individuals living with limb loss or limb difference to compete in extreme sports, Extremity Games Main Event allows participants to demonstrate skill, persistence and passion while competing for prizes.
In addition to the Main Event competitions, Athletes with Disabilities Network, organizers of Extremity Games, is forming partnerships with USA Climbing, USA Wakeboarding and USA Cycling to host elite competitions that take place at each association’s national championship. At the elite level of competition, athletes compete for cash and other prizes.
Extremity Games is excited to partner with Adaptive Action Sports, the official organizer for the Super X Adaptive Finals motocross competition at the ESPN X Games. Extremity Games Motocross will serve as the pre-qualifier to the X Games Race. The Super X Adaptive Finals will be televised live on ESPN.
Extremity Games is especially proud to welcome recovering wounded service members where they can not only compete in extreme sports, but can also educate themselves on sports that they have never before tried. Extremity Games is an opportunity for our wounded service members to regain activity through sports.
This event is made possible by the generous sponsorships of Trijicon, College Park Industries, Wright & Filippis, Easter Seals - Michigan, Ossur, Freedom Innovations, Aristo-Cast, Ohio Willow Wood, Mary Free Bed, Onyx Embroidery, among dozens of other sponsors and partners.
Extremity Games is organized by Athletes with Disabilities Network (ADN), a subsidiary of Easter Seals – Michigan. Established in 2009, ADN’s mission is to promote a better quality of life by creating opportunities for athletes with physical disabilities. ADN organizes Extremity Games, as well as Athletes with Disabilities Hall of Fame, which recognizes and honors men and women who have overcome physical challenges to become elite athletes and superior role models.
For Extremity Games competition details, locations, accommodations and event schedule, please visit extremitygames.com or call 248.475.3623.