How Can the Transplant Games of America help donor families?
This is an opportunity for donor families to meet other donor families and transplant recipients. It offers the opportunity to share their stories among those who understand. There are workshops for grief support and remembrance ceremonies to honor their loved ones. Many donor families are moved by the experience and return year after year. The Games celebrate the legacy of both living and deceased donors.
Who can be an athlete at the Games?
Any organ transplant recipient age 2 - 80+ who is a minimum of nine months post transplant may attend. Bone marrow recipients & living donors may also participate.
What are the sporting events?
• Badminton Basketball • Bowling
• Cycling • Golf • Racquetball
• Table Tennis • Tennis • Track and Field
• Volleyball • 5K Walk / Run • Swimming
What other events occur at the TGA?
• Opening & Closing Ceremonies
• Athletic Events ● 5K run/walk • Donor Recognition Ceremonies • Games Expo ● Social Events
Do I have to be athletic to attend?
No! Recipients of all ages and athletic skills are encouraged to participate. You can select your sport depending on your fitness level and ability. This is about celebrating life and honoring your donor. (Please note: a medical waiver must be signed by your doctor to participate.)
How much will it cost?
In addition to a $50 - $200 team contribution, the estimated cost of attending is approximately $1000- $1500 per person (plane & hotel costs) so fundraising and sponsorship is highly encouraged. The team works together to fundraise enough to provide partial scholarships to athlete recipients & donor families so they can attend without financial hardship.
Team Hotel information:
Team NorCal has chosen Best Western Executive Inn and Suites as our team hotel. This offers free breakfast, wifi and parking. Rooms are still available however, the team hotel discount expires July 13, 2012 so act now! If you wish to book with the team hotel, call the number below and tell them you are with Team NorCal and use booking code 1035 to get the discount of $79. THIS HOTEL IS NOT PART OF THE SHUTTLE SYSTEM so it is your choice if you prefer to stay at the official TGA hotel for $129/nt with shuttles. Our hotel is near public transport and also some team members staying at best Western will have cars and have volunteered to help drive people but this may be limited.
Hotel information: Best Western Executive Suites The phone number is 616-246-6612 and the address is 2725 Buchanan Avenue Grand Rapids, MI 49548
If you would like to join our sub-committees: fundraising, recruitment, publicity, hospitality, administrative tasks or athletic team leadership, please contact the team managers or any steering committee member. Your input and volunteer efforts are greatly appreciated and needed!
To Register for Team NorCal, visit the Download page to download team forms.
Return forms to Team Co-Managers:
Lacey Wood or Ana Stenzel
By FAX: 1-888-603-1523
By Mail: Ana Stenzel 1135 Marsh Road,
Redwood City, CA 94063
DONATIONS TO SUPPORT TEAM NORCAL
CAN BE MADE
BY SENDING CHECKS PAYABLE TO:
SF Bay Area TRIO with “TEAM NORCAL” CLEARLY
WRITTEN IN THE MEMO SECTION. Mail to:
SF Bay Area TRIO, PO Box 2804, Cupertino, CA. 95015.
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Please contact team managers for sponsorship opportunities