Independence Through Sport
About Campaignends 31 Jan 2016, 12 AM
Give the gift of independence and freedom to a person living with physical disabilities by helping SportCares to buy sport wheelchairs.
For people who are wheelchair users, sport helps develop physical strength, independence and empowerment. “You begin to take hold of your life…You don’t want to give up. You don’t want to give in,” says Edwin Koo, Captain of Singapore’s Wheelchair Basketball team for the 8th ASEAN Para Games. “You want to give your all.”
SportCares is raising funds to purchase sport wheelchairs for children and youth interested in playing basketball and tennis. SportCares will work with SDSC, ActiveSG and VWOs to expand the opportunities for people with disabilities to live better through sport.
In the past, SportCares is oping to raise funds for another 10 chairs for wheelchair basketball. In January, we will start a pilot programme for wheelchair tennis for children and youth and we’ll need to purchase 10 tennis-specific sport wheelchairs as well.
SportCares Foundation is at the heart of a growing national movement to use sport for social good. With support from partners in the community and corporate sectors, SportCares has organised programmes that have touched the lives of more than 12,000 children, youth, seniors and persons with disabilities. While each programme we organise has its unique characteristics, our mission has never varied: To empower the vulnerable through sport. Got an idea that can help change lives through sport? Connect with us at facebook.com/SportCaresSG.