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Welcome to 36th Annual Mid-America Games

Here is your invitation to the 36th Annual Mid-America Games on May 5th – 7th, 2017.  The Games will be held at Blue Valley North High School located at 12200 Lamar Avenue, Overland Park, Kansas 66209 and Mission Bowl ‘n Olathe at 10203 Weaver, Olathe, Kansas 66061.

We plan to open the weekend with Boccia on Friday evening, May 5th, and continue on Saturday, May 6th, at Blue Valley North High School.  Bowling will be on Sunday, May 7th at Mission Bowl ‘n Olathe.

Registration Packets:  The packet consists of the following items: (1) EVENT ENTRY FORM, (2) ATHLETE HEALTH FORM  and (3) LIABILITY WAVER F0RM.  In the coach’s packet, we have included the following: (1) Staff Health Form, (2) Athlete/Staff Roster, and (3) all Entry Forms. 

Entry Form(s):  Please read all instructions and fill it out completely.  Your deadline for returning your Entry Form to us is March 17th.  If you are unsure of how you should fill out the entry form, contact Pat Dalton at (913) 888-4536 or at pdalton@everestkc.net.  After entering your information into our computer, we will send a summary of your information to your team coach (or to each athlete registered as an independent) for corrections and additions.  Corrected summaries are due back to us no later than April 15th.

Entry Fee:  The entry fee is $25.00 per athlete and is payable to Mid-America Games for the Disabled, Inc.  Your entry fee is due by April 14th.  Any athlete in need of assistance with the fee should contact Joe Dold at the above address and phone number.  Scholarships will be made available, through sponsors, to insure no athlete will miss the opportunity to compete in the games.

Athlete Health Form:  Get your medical appointments right away!  Your deadline for returning your Athlete Health Form is April 14th.  Be sure that your diagnosis is very specific so that we can classify you for competition.  For example, do you have CP, brain injury, spina bifida, spinal  chord injury, muscular dystrophy, or another condition?  PLEASE BE SPECIFIC.  We must have your Athlete Health Form before you can participate in any events.

Liability Waiver:  We must have your Liability Waiver Form properly completed before you can participate in the Games.  The Liability Waiver Form is due by April 14th.  As noted above, we also need this form signed by ALL athletes, coaches, team assistants.

Athlete Classification:  Please refer to the BISFed Boccia Rule Manual and USABoccia for information about athlete classification.  Be sure that your classification fits into the eligible classes for the events you choose on the Entry Form.  If you need help with classification, please contact Terri Jones McMillan at 816-503-4812 or at tmcmillan@jacksongov.org.

Bowling:  We encourage bowlers to bring their own ramps.  The Games provide some ramps, but not many.

Boccia Rules:  We will use the BISFed Boccia Rules 2016.

National Games:  Check out the following websites below for information regarding other competitions.

            Check www.usaboccia.org for events and dates for USA Boccia.

Check www.challengegames.org for events and dates for the Challenge Games in Derby, Kansas.

            Check www.adaptivesportsusa.org for events and dates for Adaptive Sports USA.

            Check www.dsusa.org for events and dates for Disabled Sports USA.

Food and Social:  A continental breakfast will be served for everyone on Saturday at 7:00 a.m.  Lunch will be served on Saturday between the hours of 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  A continental breakfast will be served on Sunday at the bowling alley.

Please Register Early!  Please mail your completed forms as early as you can.  DO NOT wait until the last minute to mail your ENTRY FORMS to us just because your medical form is not completed.  Your Entry Form is our highest priority and is due March 17th.  Remember, we MUST have ALL completed forms and your entry fee before you will be allowed to compete.

Other Contact Information:

USA Boccia    

1398 Penataquit Avenue        

                        Bay Shore, NY  11706                                   

Phone: (631) 388-6164          

Email: usaboccia@gmail.com          

Website: www.usaboccia.org                         

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