Team NC travels every two years to participate in the Transplant Games of America. Since 1990, the Transplant Games have been held in different cities like Pittsburgh, Houston, and Cleveland across the U.S. See the highlights from Salt Lake City 2018 below!
The 2020 Transplant Games in Meadowlands, New Jersey (reformatted because of Covid-19) is NOW the “Honor the Journey, Coast to Coast” event this spring and summer. Coast to Coast will be a remote and virtual event in which individuals can compete wherever they are and with key events, like the Opening Ceremony, the Donor Family Tribute, and the Living Donor Celebration, being broadcast online. Find out more about Coast to Coast.
The 2022 Transplant Games will be in sunny, San Diego, California, July 29–Aug 3, 2022. Team NC is looking forward to the Games being an in-person event. We’re already gearing up for 2022 — it’s a great time to join the team now!
Team meetings are held on the first Sunday of the month at 8 pm. Before Covid, most meetings were in-person, and were held in the Triangle, Triad, and Greater-Charlotte areas. Now we meet on Zoom. While it’s not the same as seeing each other face-to-face, it does make attending meetings easier for people spread out across the state. Join our email list for a reminder about each month’s meeting.
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Being a part of Team NC includes attending team meetings, helping to fundraise, raising awareness with us about organ donation, or otherwise being involved and engaged. The best way to find out about these opportunities and be a part of the group is to sign up for our email list and follow us on social media. We love to see new faces, so don’t be shy!
One note, when you register for the Transplant Games, make sure to put yourself onto North Carolina Transplant Athletes. That way you can participate in our team sports, receive team shirts (and other swag), and be invited to team gatherings before, during and after the Games. You must either be a resident of NC or have been transplanted in NC to qualify. Being a part of our team may also qualify you for financial assistance to attend the Games.