Events


The Donate Life Transplant Games consists of 20 competition events for recipients and living donors, along with special activities and workshops for athletes, donor families and supporters.  Below is a list of events and activities.

To find out more information, rules and conditions of entry in competition, please CLICK HERE.

Competition Events for 2018:
5K Run/Walk (open to the public - additional fee)
Badminton
Ballroom Dancing
Basketball
Bowling
Cornhole (Bean Bag Toss)
Cycling
Darts
Golf
Lyrics for Life
Pickleball
Racquetball
Swimming
Table Tennis
Tennis
Texas "Hold-em Poker"
Track & Field
Trivia Challenge
Virtual Triathlon
Volleyball
Youth Olympiad

Special Activities for 2018:

Coffee House- An open mic/taping forum for donor families, living donors, recipients and professionals to share a few words. Participants can relax over dessert and coffee and share personal thoughts, stories, poems, songs or other creative expressions about how donation has affected their lives. 

5K Run/Walk- Launch the Donate Life Transplant Games by running or walking with thousands of participants in a downtown setting.

Donor Tribute Ceremony- A special tribute to our loved ones who have donated organs, tissue and corneas at the time of death and to living donors who have given organs so others could have a second chance at life. All donor families and Games participants are encouraged to attend.

Transplant Workshops and Seminars- These sessions offer encouragement, education and support to those who have been affected by organ transplantation and/or donation.

Quilt Display/Quilt Pinning Ceremony- A large number of quilts will be displayed throughout the entire duration of the games. In addition, there will be a quilt pinning ceremony for those who wish to create a quilt square.

Quarter Century Club Dinner- An opportunity for all attendees to attend and celebrate recipients and donors of over 25 years. Open to all TGA attendees you are encouraged to attend this special event. Dinner and dance will be at the Cleveland Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

Zumba® Dance- Exercise in a fun environment with some raucous music among friends.



Roy Ames at 20K Cycling Event 2010 Transplant Games