Thursday, October 26, 2006

Challenged CyberAthletes!

10-26-06 We had a booth at the 1st Annual Disability Expo, sponsored by IEHP and Possabilites, and held at the Drayson Center in Loma Linda. Possabilities is a program that helps support and empower challenged athletes. XRtZ is a proud sponsor of Team Possabilities and our logo is on the front upper right corner of the team clothing. (We just learned that if you watch the Ironman telecast later in Nov., look closely at one of the top wheel chair participants and you'll see our logo on NBC!)

This was our first chance to introduce exertainment to the diabled and special needs population, and as you can see from the pictures, we had some enthusiatic players! Take a good look at these faces; who knows, maybe one of these folks will enter our XRGames in Dec. and be our first Challenge CyberAthlete champion!

Most of them played using the Eye Toy, since this was a game that you could do sitting down.

Overall, it was an excellent conference for us. We were able to network with a lot of different people, and the Possabilities and Drayson Center staff were excellent in meeting our needs.

Now that's teamwork! Thanks to Junior Staffer Jake Knowlton for being a huge help at the expo.

Since this Drayson Center staffer could only use one hand to play the Eye Toy Kung Fu game, Jake helped him out.

This is Jared and his mom. I met Jared at one of Possabilities' Kid's Triathlons that I helped organize and run a couple of years ago. He's done every kid's triathlon since we've had them the last 4 or 5 years now. Now he's ready to add Challenged Cyberathlete to his resume and plans to come down and check out the Zone!

Once this guy picked it up, he didn't want to leave! His forehead was covered in sweat by the time he was done. Another future Challenged CyberAthlete!

Challenged CyberAthletes come in all ages. Here is LLU staffer Don Gaede with his mom, playing the game, Window Washi, on the Eye Toy, and doing very well!

This young man has a lot of challenges, and it took him a few tries to get the hang of kung fu, but once he did, he did very well, setting a high score. He kept playing it for over 15 minutes because he kept trying to break his PR!

Check out these Challenged Cyberathletes and more at our Dec. 17 XRGames!

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