Sporting events include:
- 5K run (open to the public)
- Table Tennis
- Track & Field
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Conditions of Entry
The Transplant Games of America are a multi-sport age group national athletic
competition open to all recipients of life-supporting allografts (heart, intestine,
kidney, liver, lung, and pancreas) and cell transplants (bone marrow) from other
individuals or species.
Recipients must have been transplanted for at least nine months, with stable
graft function, be medically fit and have trained at the events in which they have
entered. All competitors must be medically approved by their physician to
Living donors are eligible to compete in all individual events in their own division.
International athletes are welcome to compete but will earn duplicate medals in
an international division.
Athletes will compete by gender in the following age groups: 14-17, 18–29,
30–39, 40–49, 50–59, 60–69, and 70+. Children under 14 years of age will
compete in designated children’s events in the following age groups: 5 and
under, 6-10, and 11-13. Age on the day of the Opening Ceremony will apply.
Volleyball, 3-on-3 basketball, relay events in track and swimming and the mixed
doubles events will be one open age category—i.e., no age classifications. All
other events are age categorized. In doubles events that are age-categorized, if
the members of a pair are in different age groups, the pair will be classified in the
younger age group. If one of the players is under 18, the pair will play in the
Medals are awarded to the top three competitors in each age group. A competitor
must be deemed to have competed according to the rules of his or her sport to
earn a medal.
In events which involve classification before subsequent medal competition
(racquet sports, volleyball), duplicate bronze medals will be awarded to both
losing semifinalists, unless there is a means to clearly classify the competitors
prior to the start of the elimination round(s) (for instance, the number of players in
an age group is sufficiently small to conduct the competition by pools or roundrobin,
or a seeding round is possible).
Age groups may be combined in the interests of competition and meet
management, but medals will be awarded as per the age groups of the Games.
All events may have a maximum number of competitors. Entries will be
processed on a first-come, first-served basis. When the maximum number is
reached, no additional entries will be allowed. No sport entry changes will be
made after the registration deadline, no exceptions.
Athletes will be allowed to enter a total of four sports. However, team events
(3- on-3 basketball and volleyball) do not count toward the four event limit,
nor does the Donor Family Golf Outing. There also will not be a cap on how many
athletes can participate in each sport.
Athletes may choose 4 of the following sports: 5K, Badminton, Bowling Singles,
Bowling Doubles, Bowling Mixed Doubles, Cycling, Golf Singles, Racquetball,
Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis Doubles, Tennis Singles, Tennis Mixed Doubles
and Track & Field.
Competitors entered in team and relay events by their teams must be affirmatively
medically cleared to participate in that sport.
Athletes may not enter events that take place at the same time in different venues.
Failure of an athlete to appear at any event when called will result in the athlete being
eliminated from that competition. There will be no appeal of any disqualification for
failure to appear.
For events with more than one competitor, e.g., doubles and relays, each team
must consist of members from the same team only.
For events with doubles competition in both same and mixed gender categories
(e.g., tennis), competitors may enter one category, but not both.
Doubles partners must be finalized before the registration deadline. Competitors
who have entered a doubles event and not supplied a partner will be dropped
from the competition after the registration deadline. It is not permitted to change
doubles partners after the deadline, except for in the case of medical necessity.
Then, the new partner must be from the same team, must be medically cleared
to compete in the event, and must not compete in more than four events as
NOTE: If you are ONLY participating in team sports, you must contact the West Michigan Sports Commission to register as an athlete and pay the athlete entry fee!