DisAbility Sports Festival

The DisAbility Sports Festival started at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) and is held annually in October. The FREE 10th annual SoCal DisAbility Sports Festival will be held at CSUSB on Saturday, Oct. 1st from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (on-site registration starts at 8 a.m.). The DisAbility Sports Festivals are FREE for people with ANY disability and ANY age. Last year, we had 900 participants ages 8 months to 84 years old. This year, we expect to have 1000 participants including 100 veterans at the FREE festival. Please register fast as spaces will fill. Registration is not open yet, but is expected to open in 2 weeks.

At the festivals we:

  • Introduce participants to several adapted sports with most reports being coached by an elite athlete with a disability;
  • Provide t-shirts to participants who pre-register; and
  • Have information booths about other community programs and services available for people with disabilities and their families.

The 2016 keynote speaker is Wounded Warrior, Paralympian and ocean rower, Angela Madsen. She owns world records in field events and rowing, has rowed from Long Beach to Hawaii, and has served our country. She just arrived home from the Rio Paralympic Games and is preparing for another ocean row. To learn more please visit the Row of Life website.

The DisAbility Sports Festival is a day full of fun and activities for people of all abilities and ages. Again, the festival is FREE to the public.

If you are interested in participating in the next DisAbility Sports Festival, please contact the DisAbility Sports Office by phone at 909-537-5352 or by email at sportfes@csusb.edu.

To stay updated on festival news, please follow our Facebook page! @DisAbilitySportsFestival