The Dixie Games is a regional competition of Wheelchair Sports USA. In 1981, The Georgia and Alabama Wheelchair Athletic Associations hosted the First Annual Dixie Regional Wheelchair Games at the Cobb County Civic Center with more than 100 athletes competing in six sports. Over the last 20 years, the Dixie Games have been a yearly regional, sanctioned competition for wheelchair athletes from around the southeast and as far away as Canada and Europe.
Today the competition continues to draw athletes from far and near and offers competitive opportunities for athletes with amputations, visual impairments, cerebral palsy as well as those who use wheelchairs.
Host sites have included the University of Georgia, the University of Alabama, Emory University, Lakeshore Rehabilitation Center and Sanford University, West Georgia College, University of Alabama-Birmingham and Spain Rehabilitation Center, the Cobb County Civic center, Auburn University, and most recently Warm Springs Rehabilitation Center in Warm Springs, Georgia.
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