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Transplant Games of America

Team Wisconsin


Team Wisconsin

For questions, contact the Team Wisconsin manager:
Jim Brien
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Ph: (715) 856-5053

2016 Transplant Games of AmericaThe Transplant Games of America is a biennial event held in the US that recognizes the tremendous accomplishments of individuals whose lives have been affected by organ and tissue donation. This festival-style event brings together athletes, living donors, donor families and members of the amazing medical community involved in transplantation to promote awareness of the life-changing impact that donation represents.


The 2016 Transplant Games of America: June 10-15


The 2016 games are in Cleveland Ohio from June 10-15. More than 3,000 participants from across the nation are expected. A public 5K and 10K run/walk will launch the event and promote the need for more organ donors.


Teams from virtually every state compete in a variety of sporting and non-sport competitive events to demonstrate how their lives have been changed through the gift of life.


Competitions include:

  • Track and field events
  • Swimming
  • Cycling
  • Volleyball
  • Bowling
  • Basketball

And four new non-traditional events: ballroom dancing, bean bag toss, Texas Hold-em Poker and a trivia challenge. A singing competition is also new this year.


There are two groups of competitors: anyone who received a solid organ, or anyone who had a cornea transplant, tissue transplant or is a living donor. People who received a transplant but are on dialysis can compete with their doctor's consent. Participants must have received their transplant before Sept. 10, 2015.