NBC 5 invites you to attend the International Extreme Wheelchair Motocross (WCMX) World Championship Event presented by RISE Adaptive Sports. The world’s premier wheelchair motocross athletes will converge in North Texas on Thursday, April 23, and Sunday, April 24, at Alliance Skate Park in Grand Prairie. This two-day event features WCMX Competitors from around the World competing for cash, prizes, and the WCMX World Championship 2016 Title.
The 2016 WCMX World Championship will have something for everyone. This family entertainment event will provide the most amazing wheelchair maneuvers ever performed by WCMX riders from around the globe. The event also features an Adaptive Skate Competition Division. If you don’t know how to WCMX, don’t worry anyone can learn how through the Beginners Clinic. The clinic is free for anyone with a physical disability that participates in their own wheelchair. Participants of the clinic will be instructed by the best WMCX Professional Riders in the world and will test their skills on the Pro ramp course and be assigned 1-2 volunteers who will assist, spot and encourage riders and skaters. If riders are unable to push their own wheelchairs, volunteers will navigate them through the course. All safety pads and helmets will be provided by RISE Adaptive Sports.
About RISE Adaptive Sports
RISE is an Irving, Texas based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission “to assist persons with physical challenges to Recover, Inspire, Succeed, and Empower themselves and others by providing inclusive adaptive recreational sports programs”. RISE provides free specific programs for children and adults as well as integrating the participants by establishing role model group activities for all ages and levels of physical disability. RISE is part of the Paralympic Division of the United States Olympic Committee. “Paralympic Sport Club North Texas: a Program of RISE Adaptive Sports.”
For more details about the event, or to watch it streamed live, visit www.riseadaptivesports.org.
WCMX 2016 World Championship
Presented by RISE Adaptive Sports
April 23 – 24
Alliance Skate Park
1002 Lonestar Parkway
Grand Prairie, TX 75050