Event Details

Air Rifle – Archery – Boccia – Powerlifting – Swimming – Track and Field

Offering Sport Competitions for the Developmental Athlete to the Elite Competitor!

2019 Great Lakes Games: June 14 – 16, 2019

Events include: Archery, Boccia, Powerlifting, Swimming, Track and Field Register for the Great Lakes Games HERE Cost: $50 through _________, $60 ______ through ________, 2019. Free for injured military (call 847-283-0908 for comp code). Registration closes at midnight on June __, 2019. (If financial assistance is needed, contact Cindy Housner, Meet Director, at 847-283-0908)

This is an Adaptive Sports USA sanctioned qualifying meet for athletes in both the Adult and Junior divisions. For Adaptive Sports USA membership application or sport specific rule books: http://www.adaptivesportsusa.org/

Don’t Miss the Social on Saturday From 4:00-6:00 pm!

  • Great Food!
  • 3v3 Wheelchair Basketball Tournament – featuring our guest, Bill Wennington, winner of three consecutive NBA World Championships with the Chicago Bulls!
    • FREE for registered Great Lakes Games participants, $10 for all others
    • Ages 8-22
    • Register HERE until Friday May 18 at 8:00 p.m.
    • Register as a team (max of 4, may included 1 able-bodied person) or as an individual
    • 10-ft. hoops, half-court games
    • Limited number of chairs available, please bring your own if possible
    • No officials, teams call own fouls  

Air Rifle Intro/Competition – Wednesday May 30, 2018 (Note: Date is different than other events.)

Register for Air Rifles HERE. Cost: $25, includes lunch. Free for injured military.


Para Athletic Weekend – May 18 – 20, 2018

The 2018 Great Lakes Games is part of a Para Athletic Weekend in partnership with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Contact Maureen Gilbert [email protected] for information on the following event:

Friday May 18, 2018

Fast Cow Track Meet (Ambulatory and Wheelchair) University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


Host Hotels:

26225 North Riverwoods Boulevard Lake Forest, IL 60045 $99/night King or Double Queen

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*closest to Lake Forest High School*

26325 N Riverwoods Boulevard,  Mettawa,  IL  60045 $99/night, Studio w/1 King & Sofa Bed Free High Speed Internet – Complimentary Breakfast – Fitness Center Book Online

*closest to Lake Forest High School*

5201 Old Orchard Road,  Skokie, Illinois, 60077 $129/night Free Hot Breakfast and WiFi

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*closest to Niles West High School*

Follow GLASA on social media: Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GLASASports/ Instagram: glasa_sports Twitter: https://twitter.com/glasasports PARALYMPIC SPORT CLUB FACEBOOK PAGE Be sure to join our Paralympic Sport Clubs page on Facebook. Please feel free to share this page with any of your staff. It may be accessed at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParalympicSportClubs/


Click the link  Athlete and Sport Program Plan Track and Field  if you have or are applying for a World Para Athletics (formerly IPC) License.  It contains the 2018 U.S. Paralympic Track and Field Standards.   Please open the following link for the standards for the Adaptive Sports USA Track and Field Junior National Standards. http://www.atfusa.org/


Join Team CAF in Chicago on Global Accessibility Day

for a fun and inclusive track workout event for all local adaptive athletes and supporters.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 3:30pm – 5:30pm Lincoln Wilson/Montrose Track 4400 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60647


• Learn new warm-up and running tips from Paralympian Scout Bassett.

• Experience Nike Global Running Coach Chris Bennett’s passion to bring out the potential in everyone – open to all abilities.

• Learn wheelchair racing techniques from the University of Illinois Elite Wheelchair Racing Team.

• Family friendly event – bring your kids. Free Nike schwag bag for all who register!

Coach Bennett
  • Nike+ Running Head Coach
  • 4-minute miler on the Nike farm team
  • Lives and breathes the sport and his enthusiasm for improvement is contagious
 Scout Bassett
  • CAF Ambassador, Nike Athlete
  • Paralympian, 2x World Champ Medalist
  • World Record holder in 400m and American Record holder in 100m and 200m

For more information, contact Jason at [email protected]