The NJDC (National Junior Disability Championships) is an annual 8-day major national (and international) sports event for wheelchair and ambulatory athletes ages 7-21. It includes over 250 athletes with a range of physical and visual disabilities, including those with cerebral palsy, visual impairments, amputations, spinal injuries, and limb deficiencies from across the United States and several foreign countries.
This event is being held for the first time in the Chicago area, in the northern suburbs of Deerfield and Lake Forest. 7 different sports are included, and some of the participants are potential future members of the US Paralympics team.
Potential participants and volunteers (hundreds of whom are needed to put on the games) should check the NJDC web site at www.njdc2010.org for details on how to register and to volunteer to help out. The games are being hosted by GLASA (www.glasa.org) and any questions should be directed to them.