Teams NorCal and SoCal ROCKED it at the 2016 Donate Life Transplant Games of America in Cleveland, Ohio! The Games is a multi-sport festival event that celebrates organ, corneal and tissue donation. More than 3,000 participants – transplant recipients, living donors and donor families – from across the United States traveled to Cleveland for the five-day event June 10-15, 2016. Competitions included track and field events, swimming, cycling, volleyball, bowling, basketball and four new, non-traditional events – ballroom dancing, corn hole (bean bag toss), Texas Hold-em Poker, and a trivia challenge. A public 5K Run/Walk launched the event to promote the need for more organ donors.
Here are preliminary, incomplete, medal counts for Teams NorCal and SoCal (check back for updates):
Team NorCal: 28 Gold, 30 Silver, 12 Bronze TOTAL = 70
Team SoCal: 19 Gold, 14 Silver, 13 Bronze TOTAL = 46
PLUS! Team NorCal’s Anna Modlin won Female Athlete of the Year!
Click here to see photos from the Games!