Team Georgia Competes

Team during break
2018 Team GA front of 5k
TGA Team photo 2 2016
2018 Opening ceremony
2018 Team Ga 3 bronze


We participate in the Donate Life Transplant Games of America presented by the Transplant Life Foundation, Inc.

This is a celebration of life showing the world we can live health in the world of transplantation/donation.

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The TGA is a 6-day event where recipient athletes and living donor athletes from all the states come together for an Olympic style event.

Sporting events include:

2018 Team Ga Joe S bowling

  • Track & Field
  • Tennis
  • Table Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • 5K Run
  • Basketball
  • Youth Olympiad
  • Volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Corn Hole
  • Trivia
  • Pickleball
  • Ballroom Dancing
  • Darts
  • Texas Hold’em
  • Lyrics For Life
  • Virtual Triathlon

Athletes for various events include solid organ transplant recipients, cornea recipients, tissue recipients, bone marrow recipients, living donors, and donor families.  Our cheerleaders are our friends and family supporters and our transplant professionals.

Medals are awarded for the first three places in each category. Even though medals are awarded, the cheers are the loudest for the person finishing last.

There are workshops on grieving, sharing transplant/donation experiences, living healthy, writing donor thank you letter, donor quilt piecing and more.

Other events include donor remembrance service, welcome reception, opening ceremony, farewell party, and more.

With over 3500 athletes and 5000 supporters, donor families, and transplant professionals attending, the Transplant Games of America is one of the largest events in the transplant community.

To prepare for the games, team members train as individuals and in groups. That is depending on their chosen event(s) Most members work hard to get in the best physical shape for competition and to represent our state and to honor our donors and their families.

During the games, we will also share our stories with those we meet, trade team pins, talk to media, attend other gatherings planned by the organizing committee and promote donation awareness from the time we prepare to leave Georgia until we return home.

Cost is about $2500 per person including registration, travel, hotel, and food.
(Additional person sharing room helps individual costs).

Each person is responsible for his/her expenses, so we encourage fundraising and sponsorships as individuals and as a team.  Many plan this event as their vacation for that summer.

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