LET THE DRAGON GAMES BEGIN!

Paralympics may be taking place in London later this summer but... Ringling Bros.r and SpoFit will bring a bit of the action to Phoenix!

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey
  • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey
    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey
    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey
    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey
WHAT:  Starting with a circus-style "torch" grand entrance to kick off the festivities, local members of the Virginia G. Piper Sports & Fitness Center for Persons with Disabilities (SpoFit) and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey performers will participate in the first-ever “Dragon Games,” an Olympics-themed event created especially for SpoFit members. These friendly CircusFit games, filled with lots of fun and laughter will be sure to bring out the four Dragon Warrior traits in all of us!  Activities include:
  • Heart – Creative Movement/Dance/Warm-up exercises
  • Strength – Rock Wall Climbing / Hula Hooping
  • Courage – Special Basketball game 
  • Wisdom – Juggling / Ringmaster Trivia
Plus extraordinary performances by the world renowned Ringling Bros.® Clown Alley and the famed Shaolin Warriors martial arts troupe!

WHEN:  Wednesday, June 27th at 10:00 a.m.
Media is asked to arrive 15 minutes earlier

WHERE:  Virginia G. Piper Sports & Fitness Center
5031 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85034

NOTE TO EDITORS/ASSIGNMENTS:
Excellent video/picture opportunities throughout the event and sport/entertainment interviews, with players and performers, including Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson and SpoFit officials.

About SpoFit:
The Virginia G. Piper Sports & Fitness Center for Persons with Disabilities (SpoFit) is located in Phoenix, Arizona, and is a program of Arizona Bridge to Independent Living (ABIL). ABIL is an independent living center that offers and promotes programs designed to empower people with disabilities to take personal responsibility so that they may achieve or continue independent lifestyles within the community.

About The Show DRAGONS:
Searching the farthest reaches of the globe, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® has gathered the best of the best circus performers to honor the Spirit of the Dragon! Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson presides over this fantastical tournament of champions that brings together mystic dragon lore with astounding circus feats of bravery and athleticism that will take you on a wondrous journey to discover what it takes to believe in your dreams. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents DRAGONS is a never-before-seen circus adventure of legend and spectacle coming to US Airways Center from June 27–July 2.  Tickets are available online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or visit the arena box office.

For more information, visit www.Ringling.com or visit us on Facebook and YouTube. For more information on The Virginia G. Piper Sports & Fitness Center visit www.spofit.org

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Online Media Guide: Download press materials/hi-res images at
http://feldmedia.com/mediaguides/ringlingbros/142dragons/