7TH -12TH AUGUST 2017
The Special Olympics Great Britain National Summer Games 2017 took place in the city of Sheffield. 5 swimmers, 1 athlete and 1 rhythmic gymnast with 3 coach/escorts and 1 volunteer from Special Olympics Peterborough had the wonderful experience of representing The Special Olympic Eastern Region Team the fourth largest delegation.
The event is the country’s largest multi-sport event for athletes with intellectual disabilities with around 2,600 athletes of all ages and abilities coming together over 4 days of competition and supported by 800 coaches, 100 volunteers and 200 officials and 7,000 family friends.
Inspire can reveal the following good news below. We have been selected to receive a £1,000 cash prize to help our many projects.
For most people, playing sport is one of those activities we all want to get involved in, whether it’s for leisure or fitness. However, the usual impediments can be put down to lack of time or money but if you are someone with a disability, the challenges can be much more difficult to overcome.
Earlier this year Parkrun UK set up the PROVE project (Parkrun Running or Volunteering for Everyone) This a great and active way to help make Parkrun events much more accessible and welcoming for disabled and those with long term health conditions. Parkrun has exclusively set up a series of British Sign Language (BSL) videos to support people with hearing loss. Who would like to get involved with this exciting local parkrun?
From July 2016- June 2017 we were lucky enough to work closely alongside Emma Parker (Sainbury’s Public Relations Officer) to ensure some big things happened....
Celebrities team up with Olympians to launch national mental wellbeing campaign for the Summer of World Athletics
We are immensely proud to announce that one of our junior athletes, Karim Chan has been selected to represent Great Britain in the Inaugural World Para Athletics Junior Championships in Switzerland.