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.
Angel City Games History
2015: The Inaugural Angel City Games
Held at UCLA’s Drake Stadium, with 125 athletes participating in Track & Field and Wheelchair Basketball.
The event was designed to offer those who are new to adaptive sports the opportunity to learn in a clinic with experienced coaches, then participate in competition.
At the first event, athletes ranged in age from 3 to 72, with several taking part in their first ever adaptive sports experience.
2018: Program expands to include Archery, Swimming and Wheelchair Tennis
Within 4 years, participation more than doubled with over 300 athletes attending.
2019: Sitting Volleyball and Table Tennis Added
In it’s 5th year, more opportunities added for kids, adults and military veterans with physical disabilities to play sports.
2020: The Games Go Virtual
In the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the games find a ways to reach athletes in their homes.
2021: The Games Go Back to In-Person
We are so excited to welcome everyone back to another weekend of sport, fun, and community! Ready to get in the game?
The Angel City Games is a family friendly event with wide array of activities and special events throughout the week for all to enjoy. The goal is to celebrate the talents and strengths of adaptive athletes, and create a community of support and understanding around sports.
People with physical disabilities can learn new skills from expert coaches, compete in sports they love, and everyone can be part of the experience to get a sense of what being an adaptive athlete is all about.
Though Los Angeles is the host for the Angel City Games, participants in the past have traveled from all over the country and world to compete, learn and connect with others in the disability community.
US Paralympians who have attended the Angel City Games as coaches and/or competitors include:
Media coverage for the Angel City Games has included segments on ESPN, Huffington Post, KABC-TV, KTLA-TV, and AM570 LA Sports Radio.
The Angel City Games has drawn the attention of Hollywood celebs, professional athletes, Olympians and Paralympians, who come to cheer on the athletes and participate in the annual Celebrity Wheelchair Basketball Game, including: