Desert Challenge Games in Mesa and nearby cities

June 7, 2018 at 11:41 am

More than 420 athletes from 16 countries will compete in the Desert Challenge Games June 14-17 at Kino Aquatic Center and Broadway Recreation Center in Mesa and at venues in Tempe, Chandler and Phoenix. The Desert Challenge Games are a multi-day competition for people with a physical, visual or intellectual disability. It is the only World Para Athletics Grand Prix event in 2018 taking place in North and Central America.

The Desert Challenge Games feature swimming, track and field, archery and air gun and rifle. Countries represented include Japan, Germany and Costa Rica. Athletes range in age from 6 to 75. There will be 65 athletes from Arizona Disabled Sports competing.

Arizona Disabled Sports is the leading organization in Arizona that provides athletic opportunities for individuals with all types of disability. Sponsors of the Desert Challenge Games include City of Mesa; Mesa Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities and Visit Mesa.

Admission is $2 per event for each session and $5 for a wristband to attend all four track and field events. The public is encouraged to come out and support the athletes.

To learn more about The Desert Challenge Games or to view the schedule visit:

Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities
Contact: Kevin Christopher
Tel. 480-644-4699