By Jules Lavallee
Los Angeles, California (The Hollywood Times) 08/27/2020 – The 2020 Angel City Virtual Games Presented by The Hartford, the leading adaptive sports festival that is going virtual this year due to COVID-19, is hosting a special virtual concert to commemorate the 3rd & final week of the Games on Thursday, August 27 at 5pm PST. Tony Memmel, an adaptive guitarist singer-songwriter and teacher will host the event. Blake Stadnik, from “This Is Us” — who like his character on the show has a visual impairment — will perform the Emmy-nominated song “Memorized” with a special appearance by Chrissy Metz. Pop singer-songwriter Emmanuel Kelly will perform with special appearances by Demi Lovato, Chris Martin, Terrence Howard & more. Athlete-rapper-poet-songwriter Muji Blades will also perform original music. Additional performers for the evening include frontline nurse and singer Nicole Grehn and singer-songwriter David Francisco. The annual Angel City Games is a multi-sport, Paralympic-style Adaptive Sports competition for kids, adults & veterans with physical disabilities and is sanctioned by Adaptive Sports USA.
For more information, please visit www.angelcitysports.org. @AngelCitySports | #AngelCityGames2020
About Angel City Sports
Angel City Sports provides year-round adaptive sports opportunities for children, adults and veterans with physical differences and impairments. The non-profit organization is focused on encouraging physical activity for people with disabilities and advancing the adaptive sports movement regionally and nationally in collaboration with programs such as US Paralympics, Move United, USA Volleyball, US Tennis Association and USA Track and Field. Debuting in 2015 and typically hosted at UCLA (but going virtual in 2020 due to COVID-19), the annual Angel City Games features clinics and competition in adaptive sports and activities including track & field, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, swimming, table tennis, sitting volleyball, and archery. Additional programs, clinics and events throughout the year cover an even wider range of adaptive sports and are open to people with physical differences. The organization also supports emerging school-based programs through adaptive sports equipment rental, coaching education and athlete training.