I recently had the opportunity to spend some time at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. For a sports fan, like myself, I was really impressed with what they had to offer for athletes. There are an abundance of fields and indoor facilities and all are kept in pristine condition. There are sporting events held on a regular basis for all ages including softball, pop warner football, cheerleading, and basketball championships and tournaments. The Wide World of Sports Complex also continues to be the annual Spring Training facility for the Atlanta Braves.
This year it is the home of the 2016 Invictus Games. Harry, Prince of Wales, founded the event after being inspired by the United States Warrior Games. The Invictus Games brings together wounded soldiers from allied countries to compete in athletic events for their respective countries. In 2014, over 300 competitors from 13 different countries participated.
This May the Invictus Games are coming to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Disney World. May 8th – 12th Disney expects over 500 competitors from 15 different countries to participate in 10 events. These events include track and field, archery, indoor rowing, cycling, sitting volleyball,
swimming, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, wheelchair tennis, and triathlon.
If you are heading home around this time and looking for something to do during a non-park day this might be something worth looking into. Tickets range between $13 and $18 and children under 3 are free.
Thanks for reading and have a magical day!!!!
I only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing-that is was all started by a mouse. – Walt Disney