For the third time, Mesa will host the National Junior Disability Championships. The multi-sport competition has been an annual event since 1984 and held throughout the U.S.
This year, the event will be July 21-28 at the Kino Aquatic Center, Mesa Community College, Mesa High School and the Broadway Recreation Center. The NJDC will attract 750 athletes, coaches, staff and volunteers.
Junior athletes ages 7 to 21 will compete in track and field, swimming, archery, power lifting and table tennis. Competitions are held in Olympic-style events. Participants and spectators can view the schedule, sign up to volunteer, book rooms and learn more at http://www.njdc2012.com.