2020 Transplant Games
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2020 Transplant Games Special Events
  • Special Events

The following special events will be accessible on the Event Hub. In order to participate and view these events, you must be registered for the 2020 Donate Life Transplant Games.

Cooking with the Foundation

Event Hub access only
July 7, 2021, 7:00-7:30 pm Eastern Time

Join the Transplant Life Foundation staff as they create a one-of-a-kind dessert- Baileys Irish Cream Cheesecake! Have fun watching Bill Ryan bake and learn how to make a delicious treat for your family and friends!


Coffee House

Event Hub access only
July 12, 2021, 7:00-9:00 pm Eastern Time
July 17, 2021, 9:00-11:00 pm Eastern Time


Looking to tell your unique transplant story or an opportunity to share the story of your loved one or donor? Attend our popular coffee house talks for a chance to share your journey and learn more about your fellow transplant community members.


Quilt Pinning

Event Hub access only
July 13, 2021, 7:00-9:00 pm Eastern Time
July 15, 2021, 7:00-9:00 pm Eastern Time


Quilt square creation and pinning is a time-honored tradition within the Transplant Games community. This practice is an incredibly healing exercise that has yielded some amazing quilts in honor of those loved ones who have given the gift of life.


Teen Talk

Event Hub access only
July 14, 2021 8:00-10:00 pm Eastern Time

Using a similar format to the Coffee Houses, Teen Talk is a chance for young adults (ages 14-18) to meet other teenagers and share their personal stories of how donation and transplantation has impacted their lives.


Sponsor Conversations

In-person at American Dream and on Event Hub
July 16, 2021 12:15-1:15 pm Eastern Time
July 17, 2021 12:15-1:15 pm Eastern Time
July 18, 2021 12:45-1:45 pm Eastern Time
July 19, 2021 12:15-1:15 pm Eatern Time


Now is your chance to meet the incredible sponsors who make the Transplant Games possible! Join us for Sponsor Conversations and learn about our TGA sponsors’ missions and how their work impacts the donation and transplantation community.


Live from the Meadowlands

Event Hub access only
July 16, 2021, 3:30-4:00 pm Eastern Time
July 17, 2021, 3:30-4:00 pm Eastern Time
July 18, 2021, 3:00-3:30 pm Eastern Time
July 19, 2021, 3:30-4:00 pm Eastern Time


Stay up to date with all of the happenings, news, and Games highlights from the TGA stage live from the Meadowlands.

TGA Tx Tok Highlights

In-person at American Dream and on Event Hub
July 16, 2021, 4:00-4:30 pm Eastern Time

Enjoy the fun TikTok videos created by members of the transplant community to spread their TGA spirit and show their transplant journey.


Mascot Run

In-person at American Dream and on Event Hub
July 16, 2021, 4:30-5:00 pm Eastern Time

Join Blaze, Spark, and their friends as they meet up and have more Transplant Games fun!


65 Percent Documentary

In-person at American Dream and on Event Hub
July 17, 2021, 2:00-3:00 pm Eastern Time

View 65 Percent, an impactful documentary which depicts a family’s journey through the transplant experience. Cameron Wohl, who was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease received a lifesaving liver from his brother Jared.


Lyrics for Life Highlights

In-person at American Dream and on Event Hub
July 17, 2021, 4:00-4:30 pm Eastern Time

Hear the beautiful voices of the Lyrics for Life competitors. In its fourth year, the Lyric for Life competition always makes for good listening.


Kidney Transplant Q&A with Dr. Geffner

In-person at American Dream and on Event Hub
July 17, 2021, 4:45-6:15 pm Eastern Time

Don’t miss viewing video segments from a live kidney transplant performed by Dr. Stuart Geffner from RWJBarnabas. Hear Dr. Geffner explain the Live From Surgery program at the Liberty Science Center and field questions about his work.


Digital Donor Posters

In-person at American Dream and on Event Hub
July 18, 2021, 2:00-3:00 pm Eastern Time


Take a moment to honor and reflect on the lives and sacrifice of loved ones, who in passing gave the gift of life. These heroes whose pictures grace this exhibit demonstrate the noble cause of organ, eye and tissue donation.

5k to the Meadowlands

In-person at American Dream and on Event Hub
July 18, 2021, 3:30-4:00 pm Eastern Time

Teams from across the country take up the challenge of a non-traditional torch run to symbolize the athleticism and rebirth of transplant athletes who eagerly demonstrate their return to health and to encourage others to take up the cause. Hear from Dan Sarnowski the story of “Betsy’s Dash”, an event that honors the memory of his wife and her love of running.


Ballroom Dancing Highlights

In-person at American Dream and on Event Hub
July 18, 2021, 4:30-5:00 pm pm Eastern Time

Watch as contestants of the Ballroom Dancing Competition dance the afternoon away. Tune in to see the beautiful costumes and maybe you’ll pick up a move or two.


Quarter Century Club Coffee House

Event Hub access only
July 18, 2021, 8:00-10:00 pm Eastern Time

Celebrate with those in the transplant community that have had their transplant for over 25 years. Members of the Quarter Century Club will share their personal stories as well as tales of the groups support and advocacy activities.


2022 Games: Looking Ahead to San Diego

In-person at American Dream and on Event Hub
July 19, 2021, 4:00-4:30 pm Eastern Time

Find out about the exciting plans for the 2022 Donate Life Transplant Games in San Diego.
Mark Neville, the San Diego Local Organizing Committee President, will be giving us a first look at what to expect next summer!


Honoring First Responders and Frontline Workers

In-person at American Dream and on Event Hub
July 19, 2021, 7:30-8:30 pm Eastern Time


In this tumultuous year of battling the COVID-19 virus, we pause to honor the dedication and selfless acts of heroism of thousands of first responders and frontline workers. Join us in this celebration to thank these individuals for their unwavering efforts and bravery.

Salute to Veterans

In-person at American Dream and on Event Hub
July 19, 2021, 8:30-9:00 pm Eastern Time

Stand up and salute our veterans who protect our liberties and act as sentinels for freedom in our country. We honor the sacrifices of everyone who puts on a uniform to defend our United States of America.