There are so many amazing sporting events that come through Las Vegas and its surrounding cities. But….There is one that really means a lot to me, and I am sure it will to you too. It’s the Paralong Drive World Golf Championships, which will be coming to Mesquite this week (Oct 15th-17th).
This event attracts some of the best athletes in the world. What separates this from other events is these athletes are disabled. Taken verbatim off their website http://paralongdrive.org
“ParaLong Drive is for amputees, paralyzed and blind golfers and is fast becoming a movement for reaching Paralympic status. Some of the athletes are wounded military members, athletes dealing with the aftermath of a traumatic accident, or are those who have learned to adapt to a deficiency from birth. They may be swinging the club with one arm, a prosthetic leg or from a paramobile cart.”
I know, it is amazing! This is something that if you have some time you should get out and check this out. And, if you happen to have a disability and think there are no outlets for your athletic prowess then this is perfect for you too. If you do some digging, you can find out how to get involved so you can be part of this event in the future.
Having been born with a vision disability since birth, and no athletic skill whatsoever (haha) I support these events 100%. having spent a lot of time with disabled athletes I can tell you that no one works harder and gets the most out of their ability then these men and women. Above, I put the link to their webpage that showcases the athletes, the course and much more.
So with the nice weather, golf and some incredible athletes there is no excuse for you to miss this event.
Paralong Drive Worlds Golf Championships is coming to Mesquite starting this Wednesday.