World Team in San Francisco

World Team in San Francisco

Friday, May 21, 2010

About Two Months to 2010 US Nationals in Madison.

                  Team Arizona 2008 NKF
        US TX Games National Champions

    TX Team Arizona represents our state and people as defending 2008 NKF US TX Games Champions. Our team is an ongoing media, support and most positive element for help in the transplant community. Our team and supporters, donor family members, practitioners get to see a bigger slice of our transplant world. The idea for our license plates came from Team AZ member upon returning from the 2002 Games having seen other state Donate Life plates.
                            How do you say
                                Thank you
                               for the Gift of Life?
    Team AZ Heart TX Bill Wohl gives his first    two Gold Medals to his donors parents
                   Stan and Paula Brady.

Thousands of Athletes to Descend on Madison for the 2010 National Kidney Foundation’s U.S. Transplant Games

New York, NY (November 4, 2009) – They haven't hit the court or track yet and already this group of athletes has performed death–defying feats. They all carry an inner trophy – a new organ that qualifies them for the dream team in the game of life. Their ultimate trial will kick off at the 2010 National Kidney Foundation’s U.S. Transplant Games in Madison, Wisconsin.

The Games, to be held July 30–August 4, 2010, are an Olympic–style event for athletes who have received life–saving organ transplants of every type – kidney, liver, heart, lung, pancreas and bone marrow. Transplant athletes will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in 12 different sports, including track and field, swimming, tennis, basketball, cycling and golf. Presented biennially by the National Kidney Foundation since 1990, the U.S. Transplant Games draw participants from all over the country who are organized into 50 state teams.

Both the Alliant Energy Center and the University of Wisconsin Recreational Sports Facilities, will serve as the sports venues. Event hosts include the Greater Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau and the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin.

             Mary Armstrong goes big too!

“More than 107,000 Americans are currently on the waiting list for life–saving organ transplants and 18 people die each day while waiting. The Transplant Games visually showcase the success of transplantation, demonstrating the life–saving power of organ donation,” says John Davis, CEO of the National Kidney Foundation. “We hope our spirited competition will slam home the message that every American should consider becoming an organ donor.”
Games sponsors include the Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau, Dane County Sports Fund, City of Madison Event Assistance Fund, Wisconsin Department of Tourism, UW Health Children's Hospital and Health System and Froedtert Hospital Foundation.

                              Ben Sorinsen
              dominates his age group big time.

Attendance at the 2010 U.S. Transplant Games are expected to reach 7,000 people, including transplant athletes, their families and friends and families of organ donors. Athlete participants range in age from two to 85. In addition to athletic competition, the Games will feature special ceremonies honoring living organ donors and families of deceased organ donors. The Games will also offer four days of special workshops for donor families and an educational program for professionals involved in transplantation. A special Celebrate Life Night will be held at Willow Island at the Alliant Energy Center on Friday, July 30 and a Community 5 K Run to promote organ donation, will be held on Saturday, July 31, 2010.

Mike  "Chef" Scozzaro another Zonie kidney TX that showed big in the Pool

Team AZ Cheering Section as the Team is a Dominant Force in the Pool.
Little Bradley Epstein cheers on his Dad Heart TX Team AZ Zach Epstein.
Team AZ

Silver Medals in the Mixed Freestyle Relay

                               Medley Relay Team AZ First,
New American Games Record by 20 seconds.

Larry Hagman (JR Ewing.) Liver Recipient
presents gold to Gordon Taylor Team AZ Heart TX Swimmer.
Team AZ Freestyle Relay First Place
Dianne Miller Team AZ Liver TX Gives her Gold Medal

to the mother of her Lifesaving Liver Donor.

Larry Hagman Liver Recipient ( Known as JR Ewing on TV) gives Gordon Taylor Team AZ Heart TX another Gold.

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