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Team News

Update 11-26-18

Team Virginia TGA is a non-profit and hoping to take part in “Giving Tuesday”.  Your money goes to help transplant recipients and living organ donors promote the success of transplantation and the need for more donors by helping them attend the Transplant Games of America and other events in line with our mission.  You may send checks or donate through paypal to  Just click on “send to a friend” to save fees!  Thanks in advance!


Update 8-23-18

Everyone is home and back to work and responsibilities.  Another amazing experience filled with opportunities to open the discussion around the success of transplantation and the need for more donors.

17 organ recipient and living donor Athletes came home with

14 Gold. 13 Silver. 18 Bronze.

Way to go Team Virginia


2018 Transplant Games of America

Update 8-6-18

We are lite behind on updates mostly because track and field followed by basketball resulted in a great, but busy day! Tomorrow is pickleball for Rut and Gary at 1 at the convention center. Be sure to check for pictures and updates.

Update 8-4-18 Morning

Medal engraving is available at TGA village, near the Kid’s Zone for a fee. For more information please see the engraving booth.

Track and Field schedule is up and can be found here…


Team Virginia has three medals as of this morning. Congratulations to Orion, Lisa, and Steve.


Update 8-3-18 Evening

Swimming at Fairmont Aquatic Center: Nikki, Larry, Patrick

Table Tennis at Convo: Gary

Basketball at Convo at 8: Lea, Gary , Kala, Larry, Rut, and Joe

Poker at Convo: Kala and Larry

Donor tribute ceremony at 6 pm.

Good luck everyone!


Update 8-3-18 Morning

All teams need to arrive by 5:45 pm for Opening Ceremonies at the Smith’s Field Ballpark. You must have your credentials and a ticket, Cindy will distribute tickets at the Team Dinner. The Trax System will take you close to the ballpark, the walk is approximately 2 1/2 blocks away. Please be aware, that there will be a security checkpoint at the ballpark. For those needing the access code to the WHOVA app, it is “dltgaslc” in all lowercase.


Update 8-2-18 Evening

Joe, Nikki, and Larry are competing at the 5k and 20k Biking at 9 am. at Legacy Park Trailway. Putting that into your GPS should be all you need for GPS and the daily newsletter will help with directions.


Update 8-2-18

Welcome to Salt Lake City Team Virginia. About half of our competitors have arrived. Competition starts tomorrow.

TGA village opens at 3 today and welcome reception at 4:30. Hope to see you!


Update — 23 July 2018

Hey folks! We are less than two weeks out to the games in Salt Lake City. I can’t wait to see everyone and have another great time at the games!


Update — 29 Apr 2018

Hello Everyone!!! We are getting closer and closer to the Games. Come and check out the awesome news on our FaceBook page. We have a team meeting coming up, check it out at

Update — 1 Mar 2018

Hello Everyone!!! Check out the awesome news on our FaceBook page about the 2020 games. Please visit for more information.
Update — 21 Feb 2018

Hello Everyone!!! At each of the Transplant Games there is a display of flags signed by each team. The TGA folks send out four flags so they can make sure everyone has a chance to sign. Each flag is designated for a specific number of teams and then the schedule is set.

We are proud to announce that Team Virginia will be signing the flags for two days. Please visit for details and to RSVP on the Events section.
Update — 22 Jan 2018

Hello everyone! We are happy to say that there will be a team meeting on February 1st. If you are on the mailing list, you should have your invite shortly. Please RSVP to the webinar invite when you receive it so we can keep track of things.

Update — 14 Jan 2018

Team Virginia made a strong presence at the 2nd Annual Organ Donation Awareness Tournament sponsored by National Kidney Foundation Serving the National Capital Area (NKF/NCA) and Washington Regional Transplant Community (WRTC) last night. We took 2nd place at the tournament and we were fortunate enough to have Cris Picado live stream the game on our team Facebook page. We’d like to give a special thanks to Reren DC Lamen & Bar. We held our team dinner at their wonderful restaurant and had a great time.
Update — 12 Dec 2017

For those who weren’t able to attend the last Team Webinar, here are the items we talked about.

  • We have been assigned our hotel room block. There will be more to follow about hotel reservation procedure and TGA Games registration at the next team webinar meeting.
  • There is an upcoming event with the Washington Regional Transplant Community (WRTC) at the National Kidney Foundation “3-on-3 Basketball Tournament”. This will be on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 3:00 p.m at the Capital One Arena. Come join our Gold Medal 2016 basketball team and cheer them on. Stay for the Team dinner and continue with Washington Wizards Basketball game at 7:00 p.m. All are at no charge thanks to WRTC and NKF. If you’re able to join us, please let us know by January 15, 2018 so we can have a headcount for tickets. For the players on the team, please be at the Capital One Arena by 1:30 and those coming to cheer on our team need to arrive by 2:30.

That is all for now. Please keep an eye out for more information to come in the near future for team webinar meetings. Please head to our Facebook page if you have not all ready to follow and like at


Update — 09 Oct 2017

We’re joining the Transplant Games of America for the year 2018 in the host city of Salt Lake City, Utah. Don’t miss it! Our team is preparing for this event: August 2 to August 7, 2018.

Thank you for your support!


More news and announcements will be posted soon. Please check the website frequently.

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