Angel City Sports is leading the Paralympic Sports movement in Southern California, creating sports opportunities for anyone with a physical disability. We provide sports programming in Southern California for people of all ages, including veterans, who have physical differences and impairments.
Angel City Sports began in June 2013 when Clayton and Ezra Frech were on the track at the Endeavor Games in Oklahoma City and asked the question, "Why do we need to come to tornado alley to run, jump, and throw things? Why aren't there more programs in Southern California?" This began our journey to create the Angel City Games, Southern California’s own multi-sport Paralympic style competition and celebration of Adaptive Sports. In October 2014, we found a facility and programming partner in UCLA Recreation and set about to create a one-of-a-kind competition and event experience for youth and adults with physical disabilities. Our first event was the 2015 Angel City Games at UCLA.
Upon wrapping up the 2015 Games and recognizing the tremendous barriers that exist for this community to become active and participate in sports, we expanded our vision and pivoted our brand to Angel City Sports. We hope to address the myriad of challenges that exist - lack of events, programs, training, and coaches, transportation and access, the high cost of equipment, and the expansive geography of Southern California - and spark the Paralympic and Adaptive Sports movement in our community.
Today we're offering a year-round schedule of introductory adaptive sport clinics, giving athletes opportunities to participate, learn and train in a variety of sports. We've expanded the Angel City Games from two to four days, adding new sport clinics and competitions including Archery, Swimming, Wheelchair Tennis, Track & Field, and Wheelchair Basketball. We're building an inventory of Adaptive Sports equipment to be loaned or rented to other programs and individuals who want to get into the game. As more participants join us throughout the year at clinics and events we look forward to learning about their goals and aspirations to participate in Adaptive Sports.