Great Lakes Games


** The Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association would like to thank all who are on the front line battling COVID-19.  We hope all of you are safe and healthy!

It is with great sadness that we are officially announcing the 2020 Great Lakes Games will be canceled due to CDC and State of Illinois guidelines. 

Our GLASA Team will miss all of you who have returned year after year to compete as well as our wonderful volunteers, officials, sponsors and other supporters. Look for more info on virtual offerings during the week of the Games-June 8 to June 14 on our social media pages! Depending on state and local guidelines, GLASA may look into the possibility of conducting individual sport competitions later in the year if they can be conducted safely for our athletes, coaches, volunteers, and officials. Stay safe and we look forward to seeing all of you in 2021 (if not sooner!).  **


June 12-14, 2020

Lake Forest High School – 1285 N. McKinley Rd. Lake Forest, IL 60045

Niles West High School – 5701 Oakton Skokie, IL 60077

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The Great Lakes Games, hosted by the Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA), is a multi-day competition that provides a continuum of competition for the developmental to the elite paralympic athlete.  Athletes must meet classification standards for those who have a physical, visual or intellectual disability. 

Competitions will include Archery, Powerlifting, Boccia, Swimming and Track and Field.  Air Rifles competition is also included, but will be held on a different weekend (May 28, 2020).


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GLASA extends a warm welcome to all new and past competitors, including our international athletes.  This is a top-level competition and a wonderful experience for athletes, family members, coaches, volunteers, and spectators.  Do not hesitate to contact us if we can assist you in any way.

Cindy Housner Games Director/GLASA Founder and Executive Director [email protected]




The Great Lakes Games is a qualifier for athletes ages 7 to those under 23 for Adaptive Sports, USA Junior Nationals being held in Denver, CO. Visit for more information.

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