Path to Success have launched their Wheelchair Basketball Challenge for 2018 – a great team building opportunity.
In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8th 2018, Path to Success (PTS) launched their #PathtoTokyo2020 campaign which supports & empowers female athletes as they seek to achieve their dream of competing in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. Path to Success is supporting 12 Female Athletes in Para Powerlifting, Wheelchair Basketball, Para Badminton and Wheelchair Tennis. The Path to Success mission continues to aim to secure the legacy of disability sport in the UK, and to inspire and empower a new generation of British female Paralympic stars.
The campaign will provide financial support for aspiring athletes in four major disability sports: Para Powerlifting, Para Badminton, Wheelchair Basketball and Wheelchair Tennis, pledging over £100K to the campaign over the next three years, which will cover the cost of coaching, training, travel, equipment and specialised sports wheelchairs for the sponsored athletes.
The recipients of Path to Tokyo sponsorship are: Para Powerlifters Louise Sugden and Olivia Broome, Para Badminton’s Mary Wilson, Rachel Choong, and Rebecca Bedford, Wheelchair Basketball player Sophie Patterson, Wheelchair Tennis stars Louise Hunt, Lucy Shuker, Lauren Jones and Jordanne Whiley and Wheelchair Tennis Juniors Abbie Breakwell and Ruby Bishop.
Path to Success has also announced that Channel 4 presenter and reporter Jordan Jarrett-Bryan has joined the charity as a patron. Jordan played Wheelchair Basketball for 15 years, captaining the Great Britain Junior team in the European and World Championships in 2006. He was part a prominent part of Channel 4’s award-winning coverage of the London 2012 Paralympics and won Best Male Personality at the 2017 Black British Entertainment Awards. In addition to his role with Channel 4, he campaigns passionately to support young people with disabilities.
This is your chance to take part in an inspiring fundraising initiative to Support & Empower FEMALE ATHLETES in disability sport
on their Path to Tokyo 2020 Paralympics
Have you ever dreamed of playing alongside elite GB Paralympians? Now is your chance!
The Wheelchair Basketball Challenge is a team-building day like no other. Fast-paced, challenging, and situated at a stunning Olympic venue. It gives participants the chance to test their skills alongside world-class athletes as they strive to be crowned the 2018 champions!
Enter a team of 6-8 able-bodied players to compete at the prestigious and iconic Copper Box Arena in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Tuesday, September 25th, from 2pm – 6pm. You will be coached and trained by elite GB Wheelchair Basketball Paralympians, before taking on the other competitors in a bid to be crowned 2018 Wheelchair Basketball Champions.
Hosting the day will be Path to Success patron Jordan Jarrett-Bryan, a leading Channel 4 sports reporter and televisio
n personality. Corporate teams will take to the court to compete, while press will also be in attendance. The winner will be included in press releases and media outreach. What better way to take part in a fantastic team-building day, get your team engaged in a different activity, learn new skills, improve your CSR, support a great cause and test your skills against sporting stars?
Get involved, and play your part in the Path to Tokyo. Take a look at this video.
Path to Success (PTS) is a London-based charity supporting disability and now in particular women in disability sport. Over the past 12 years Path to Success has fundraised close to £1,000,000. Female participation in Paralympic Games is increasing worldwide and Great Britain claimed the 4th highest place in Rio 2016 with 100 women in para sport. This is a great opportunity to inspire the young generation to actively participate in disability sport.
Courtesy of Path to Success.