Press Release – Wheelchair Sports Festival – SUSPENDED TILL FURTHER NOTICE

Andrew Skinner February 27, 2020 News, Noteworthy, SCI, Sponsorship, Upcoming Events

Due to the COVID-19 virus, we are suspending many of our outreach activities until further notice, including our Wheelchair Sports Festival.

We believe this is a measured response to the global health crisis, we are very sorry to everyone.

We will maintain support for our community and are here for you if you need help.

Stay tuned for updates on rescheduling.


The two-day, all-inclusive sporting event brings the community together with fifteen recreational activities that are open to the public with free participation on April 25 & 26.

SANTA CLARITA, CA— Triumph Foundation, a nonprofit organization working to improve the lives of people living with disabilities, hosts the 9th Annual Wheelchair Sports Festival featuring fifteen adaptive recreational sporting activities that are open to the general public with free participation on Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26, 2020 at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex.

Activities include: wheelchair hockey, basketball, quad rugby (a.k.a. murderball), racquetball, baseball, hand cycling, tennis, SCUBA, track & field, wheelchair skating (WCMX), dance, yoga, art workshop, self-defense, and a wheelchair obstacle course. Additionally, a Resource Fair featuring informational booths and exhibitors will be open throughout the festival.

Triumph Foundation hosts the annual event to introduce people with disabilities and their families to adaptive recreational activities.  The Wheelchair Sports Festival also provides learning opportunities to the general public, showcasing people living with physical impairment in a way that members of the community do not often see.  The Festival brings everyone together of all abilities—able body and disabled alike—to take part in a weekend of all-inclusive fun and games.

As the Los Angeles Paralympic Sport Club, Triumph Foundation hopes this event will be a "Gateway to Gold" for participants, where they learn about a sport, excel, and one day represent the U.S. Olympic Team, and reach the podium.

“This is Triumph’s major event of the year giving people with disabilities a chance to push the limits of their ability, play games with friends and family on a level playing ground, and enhances their quality of life through the benefit of exercise, sports and fitness,” said Triumph Foundation Founder Andrew Skinner who suffered a spinal cord injury in November 2004 in a snowboarding accident and founded the organization in 2008.  “People travel from all over California to attend this event and we are excited with the anticipation of over 1,000 people to participate this year.”

To become a Participant, Event Sponsor, or Exhibitor in the Resource Fair visit: or email [email protected]

Media Alert

9th Annual Wheelchair Sports Festival

Saturday, April 25 & Sunday, April 26, 2020

WHAT: The 9th Annual Wheelchair Sports Festival, a two-day free sporting event open to the public that features fifteen adaptive recreational activities, including wheelchair hockey, basketball, rugby (a.k.a. murderball), racquetball, baseball, hand cycling, SCUBA, tennis, track & field, wheelchair skating (WCMX), and a wheelchair obstacle course. Participants can sign up through

WHO: Triumph Foundation—a nonprofit organization working to improve the lives of people living with disabilities based in Santa Clarita—expects over 1,000 participants, plus spectators and volunteers. The Festival is free and open to all abilities.

WHEN: Saturday, April 25 from 8:30AM to 5PM
Sunday, April 26 from 9AM to 3PM

WHERE: Santa Clarita Sports Complex
20870 Centre Pointe Pkwy.
Santa Clarita, CA 91350

RSVP: Arrange your press coverage with Andrew Skinner, Triumph Foundation
Email: [email protected]; Phone: (661) 803-3700

About Triumph Foundation

Triumph Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to help children, adults, and Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury or disorders (SCI) to triumph over their disability and to inspire them to keep moving forward with their lives by pushing themselves to get better every day.

Triumph Foundation’s services include providing Care Baskets to people who are newly paralyzed that are filled with resources and educational materials; giving grants to support people with inadequate health insurance or financial hardship to obtain necessary equipment, supplies, and services; assisting with home modifications for wheelchair accessibility; re-purposing durable medical goods; leading more than a dozen support groups; and holding adaptive recreational events to support athletes with disabilities. Outreach and peer support is provided throughout Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego Counties.

Founded in 2008, the organization has touched the lives of over 8,000 individuals with disabilities, provided $1 million in assistance to people with inadequate medical insurance and financial hardship, hosts more than twenty adaptive recreation events annually, delivered over 2,000 Care Baskets to people that suffered paralyzing injuries, and regularly visits dozens of hospitals and rehabilitation centers throughout Southern California. More information can be found at

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