Singapore Sports School Para Games Ups Competitive Landscape for Disability Sports Sector
Three years of partnership with “Singapore Sports School” has positively impacted the disability sports sector locally. The school is organising the ‘Singapore Sports School Para Games’ on 30 June 2018 which will enable persons with disabilities to be more competitive in their athletic journey. Over 300 participants are expected to take part in six sports, namely: athletics, badminton, powerlifting, swimming, table tennis, and tenpin bowling. Guest-of-honour Mr. Kon Yin Tong, Deputy Chairman of Sport Singapore, will be present to welcome all participants at the Opening Ceremony.
Mr. Kevin Wong, President of Singapore Disability Sports Council, shares, “We hope that this event will generate a buzz among our young athletes, inspiring them to take up a sport competitively and know that quality competitive exposure is available in the local arena.”
In a bid to build an inclusive sport eco-system in the local arena, over 100 Year Two and Three Sports School student-athletes will be involved in facilitating the event as competition officials and in other supporting roles.
To build camaraderie amongst all sportsmen, Sports School’s school-wide Values in Action initiative ‘Project Champions Way’ brings student-athletes and staff together to raise funds for two beneficiaries, SDSC and Special Olympics (SO). A total of $70,000 was raised over six months in 2018 – a tremendous feat by Sports School.
“Singapore Sports School has been privileged to partner Singapore Disability Council and Special Olympics Singapore through Project Champions Way since 2016. Project Champions Way is a school-wide Values in Action initiative for our student-athletes to give back to the sport community. The Project raises our student-athletes’ awareness to the needs of athletes with disabilities,” said Mr. Tan Teck Hock, Principal of Singapore Sports School.
Details of Singapore Sports School Para Games
Date: 30 June 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 8.30am – 4pm
Venue: Singapore Sports School, 1 Champion Way Singapore 737913
Guest-of-Honour: Mr. Kon Yin Tong, Deputy Chairman of Sport Singapore
About Singapore Disability Sports Council
Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC) is the national body championing and providing access to sports for persons with disability in Singapore. It aims to help persons with disability live better, by engaging in sports as a form of rehabilitative therapy, or as a means to realise their potential. Besides providing platforms for the learning of sports, SDSC trains talents to represent Singapore at regional and international competitions. Find out more at www.sdsc.org.sg.
About Singapore Sports School
Singapore Sports School is the premier sports school with an international reputation for excellence in student-athlete development. We are established as a Specialised Independent School, offering academic and focused sports training to aspiring and talented student-athletes who aim to be Singapore’s sports champions. We nurture Learned Champions With Character through world-class youth sports development, academic rigour, character excellence and organisational excellence. We encourage the values of respect, integrity, responsibility, excellence and resilience.