The Angel City Games is the premier adaptive sports festival in the Western United States, offering clinics, competitions and special events for people of all ages and skill levels who have a physical disability or mobility impairment.
The Angel City Games are a multi-day festival for individuals of all ages and ability levels to play sports and have fun. We have elite coaches and Paralympians who teach sports and then everyone can compete if they want to (as long aas they register).
In addition to sports, we create a really fun atmosphere through music, special events at night and community building activities.
I know someone with a disability, can they participate?
Anyone 12 and older can volunteer for the Angel City Games. Any volunteers under 14 years of age must be accompanied by a parent volunteer. If you have a mobility limitation or a specific skill you can indicate this in the notes section of the registration.
What is the Volunteer Partner Program?
Our Volunteer Partner Program is a unique opportunity that allows everyone in your group to engage with the adaptive sports community, which means – learning about and playing multiple Paralympic Sports (such as Wheelchair Basketball, Blind Soccer, Track, and Field, etc.), engaging with athletes and coaches of all levels (Beginner to Paralympic), and being a part of the biggest adaptive sports event in the Western United States, the Angel City Games!
The Volunteer Partner Program Packages include inviting 5 – 20 volunteers from your group, ranging from $1,250 to $5,000, to support us at the Angel City Games! Please feel free to learn more about our packages here.
Do you offer community service credit to volunteer?
Yes, we can vouch for hours or submit a letter for the volunteer to receive credit.
There is free street parking available around the USC Campus (check the signs) We will utilize parking structures like the Jefferson Parking structure on the USC Campus!
If you are an Ambulatory volunteer recommend parking off campus! Your volunteer information packet will have additional parking info! This will be sent out about 1 week prior to the event.
Do I need to be vaccinated?
At this time, we will not be checking for vaccination status, but we do recommend masks at the indoor areas such as the basketball gym and wrestling room. We will send updates out if/when anything changes!
Where is it?
This year the Games will be at the University of Southern California which is in University Park around Downtown Los Angeles. It is extremely accessible via Expo Line with a stop being in the middle of the Rose Garden and the USC Campus.
When does registration close?
Registration will remain open until June 26th at midnight.
What are the closest freeways?
USC is directly adjacent to the 110 and blocks away from the 10 freeway.
How much does it cost?
Clinics, Experience Zone, and Entertainment is completely free and open to the public! The Angel City Games is still a donation-only event! Competitions are $25 for a few sports such as Track and Field!
What sports will there be?
There is a full list here but some of the traditional Games sports like wheelchair basketball & wheelchair tennis will be there. We also havin Track and Field! There will also be a lot of newer sports like wheelchair football, blind soccer, rowing, goalball, judo and bocciaia!
For health and safety purposes we are requesting everyone who plans to attend the Games register. We will allow people to walk-on during the event, but they will only be able to volunteer or participate.
Do I need to stay all-day long? What is the schedule?
We will expect volunteers to stay for the entire duration of their shift.
Can non-disabled people participate?
Absolutely! Invite your friends and family members to sign up and try whichever sports interests them. With some of the sports, you’ll be able to play together or against each other. We have experienced coaches who will be providing instruction.
I have never tried adaptive sports before – is this event for me?
Yes! This event is for individuals of all ages and all ability levels who are interested in trying adaptive sports. Our coaches and team are trained to work with novices and welcome you to try as many sports as possible to find out what you like!
Can I participate in sports if I do not have a physical disability?
Yes! The 2022 Angel City Games presented by The Hartford is a chance for everybody to try adaptive sports! Be sure to review the Registration Page for additional information.
Will there be merchandise for sale?
We will have a merchandise tent with various sweatshirts and t-shirts available for purchase. You can paid with cash or credit card.
Can ACS pay for my hotel/travel? They did in the past?
While there are no guarantees if you’d like to request support to get to the Games please email firstname.lastname@example.org immediately!