3rd Annual Concert Kicks off

Toronto, ON – ParaSport Ontario, a non-profit organization is proud to host its third annual Concert for Inclusion, a fundraising effort to help support the ongoing coordination of developmental and competitive sport programs for persons with a physical disability throughout the province of Ontario.

A variety of stars will be on hand to celebrate ParaSport athletes on Thursday, October 7, 2010 starting at 6pm at the Glenn Gould Studio (25 Front St. W). The evening will kick off with a reception and a fabulous silent auction.  Following the reception, some very talented performers will take to the stage including singer-songwriter Justin Hines, Andrew Craig, Laura Landauer and Jackie Richardson.  In addition, ParasSport Ontario will be announcing the recipient of  the “Dr. Robert W. Jackson Medal of Distinction” during the Concert.

Executive Director, Cathy Vincelli said “Working along side supportive sponsors such as Shoppers Home Health Care, Comstock, Elenchus Research Associates, Chicago Title, Sunrise Medical and counterpoint engineering make it easy to put together an amazing night to celebrate ParaSport and raise funds to support athletes with a physical disability in Ontario.”

ParaSport Ontario started hosting the most prestigious Multi-Sport Games in Ontario for athletes with a physical disability, with the first set of Summer Games in 1975. In 2006 the organization hosted its inaugural Ontario Winter ParaSport Games in Huntsville. The tradition of hosting Multi-Sport Games provides athletes with their first experience of competing in a Multi-Sport Games environment before heading off to national and international competitions.

Today, ParaSport Ontario works with different communities across the province to create sports clubs for persons with a physical disability as well as provides a grass roots development program called Ready, Willing & Able, a program aimed at getting young and newly injured people active in ParaSport. ParaSport Ontario currently has 16 affiliated clubs including the Mississauga Cruisers and Variety Village, plays an active role on the Toronto Accessible Sport Council and is an affiliate member of the Canadian Paralympic Committee.

For more information on the Concert for Inclusion please contact Matt Rhodes, Communications Manager at (416) 426-7030 or by email at matt@parasportontario.ca.