Lethbridge - Since 1974, the Alberta Summer Games has allowed Alberta athletes to compete at a high level while continuing their development. This summer Grande Prairie will host athletes from all over the province in baseball, athletics, beach volleyball football, swimming and more. Zone 1 will be sending over 200 hundred athletes to compete over four days. The Alberta Summer Games is the first competition for many on the path to represent Canada in international events, including the Olympics.
Five athletes from ASDC SW Athlete Enhancement Program (AEP) will be competing at the Alberta Summer Games. Athletes Charlotte Vanden Elzen (Beach Volleyball), Jaxon Filipenko (Baseball), Liam Maier (Baseball), Shaye McTavish (Baseball) and Lucas Puszkar (Baseball) will all be competing in Grande Prairie July 19 to 22.
Since 2009, the AEP has provided strength and conditioning training with sports science seminars to approximately 200 selected athletes from Lethbridge and local communities. This government-funded program is geared towards the development of elite athletes without athletes leaving home to get the elite training and resources needed to succeed.
ASDC SW wishes all Zone 1 athletes the best of luck at this year’s Alberta Summer Games.
For more information about ASDC SW programs and services, including AEP, visit asdcsw.ca.