Student-Athlete Qualifies for INAS Games

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Tysheem Griffin, a senior at Amityville Memorial High School, has qualified to compete in the 2015 International Sports Federation for Persons with Intellectual Disability Global Games held in Quito, Ecuador, in late September.

The INAS Global Games occur every four years and are a celebration of international competition and sportsmanship for nearly 1,000 elite athletes with intellectual disabilities from more than 35 countries. To qualify for the competition, athletes must meet the eligibility criteria and performance times, competing at a high level in their sport.  

For the fourth INAS Global Games, para-athletes have the opportunity to compete for the world championship in nine sports – athletics, basketball, cycling, futsal, rowing, swimming, tennis, taekwondo and tennis table.

The district extends its congratulations to Tysheem Griffin and Boys Track Coach Reynolds Hawkins and wishes them the best of luck at the INAS Global Games!