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Wheelchair Athletic Association, Michigan
The Michigan Wheelchair Athletic Association (MWAA) is a non-profit volunteer organization whose interest is in promotion of wheelchair sporting events and providing resources and education to the community.
Started in 1946, wheelchair sports have grown to international status and are attended by thousands of athletes each year. The regional and national wheelchair athletic associations are founded on the same philosophy for athletic recreation and competitive sports as those for able-bodied persons.
Events for athletes with physical challenges are termed Victory Games, and they provide the opportunity for children and adults to prove their abilities and skills in a wide range of events. The group promotes, organizes and finances the annual wheelchair games, and helps to promote wheelchair sports throughout Michigan.
Since 1965, the Michigan Wheelchair (Victory) Games have provided athletes with a regional qualifying meet, the prerequisite for competition in the National Wheelchair Championships. MWAA is affiliated with Wheelchair Sports, USA (WSUSA), the international Wheelchair Athletic Association and numerous other professional and amateur sporting and wheelchair sporting organizations.
Wheelchair Sports, USA has established the Master’s Division for competitors 40 years of age or older, and the Junior Division for athletes 7 to 21 years of age. Six years old and younger compete in the Futures Division, while all other athletes compete in the Adult Division.
Sporting and Activity Events include: Table Tennis, Archery, Swimming, Track, Field Events, Pentathlon, Weightlifting.
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