Windsor-Essex proud to announce formation of Accessible Sport Council for Windsor and Essex County

Windsor-Essex, ON: ParaSport Ontario is proud to launch its 9th Accessible Sport Council inWindsor and EssexCounty. The official announcement and cheque presentation will take place at 6:00pm atWindsorUniversity. The announcement will take place in conjunction with the Boiling Point International Wheelchair Track Classic.

Athletics Canada will be on hand delivering their first contact Run, Jump, Throw program. The program is geared towards youth and teaches fundamental running, jumping, and throwing movement skills through track and field. Parasport Ontario’s Ready, Willing and Able program will also be on display throughout the afternoon as community members can try sledge hockey, wheelchair basketball, and boccia.

The Accessible Sport Council of Windsor and EssexCounty will be presented with a $2500 start-up grant from ParaSport Ontario.  The grant, provided through bi-lateral funding from Sport Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion via its Active 2011 – Sport for More program, will be used to:

Promote, support, and celebrate existing sports and activities that are inclusive to persons of all ages and abilities and accessible to persons with physical disabilities within the area.

Assist in the creation of and to advocate “new” sports, activities and clubs for the area that compliment the lifestyle and sports history of Windsor/Essex.

Promote and assist in maintaining the positive momentum and development of inclusion and accessibility of sports, recreation, and transportation for all ages and abilities within the area.

Promote all of the many Paralympic athletes from the area that have and will represent Canada in the Paralympic Games.

ParaSport Ontario is a non-profit, provincial sport organization that delivers programs and provides competitive opportunities to its member organizations.  A proud member of the Canadian Paralympic Committee, the organization’s mission is to provide parallel opportunities in sport for athletes with a physical disability.

For more information please contact:

Ivan Petkovic
Chair, Windsor/Essex Accessible Sports Council
Amherstburg Miracle League Game Day Director
NCCP OSHA Essex/Kent Ice Bullets Sledge Hockey Coach
519.730.1419
petkovic@bell.net

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