Asia Pacific Games 2013
On 1 December 2013, 400 Australian athletes with an intellectual disability will march into the Hunter Stadium in Newcastle, NSW to represent their country at the inaugural Special Olympics Asia Pacific Games.
For the next week they will wear the green and gold with pride in front of family, friends and fans as they compete against 2,000 athletes from over 32 countries.
This will be the largest multi-sports event for people with an intellectual disability ever held in Australia.
Thirty Seven (37) athletes and Eleven (11) Coaches and Support Staff from South Australia will be amongst the 400 Australian athletes representing their country.
This is a marvellous achievement for South Australia. The SA athletes will be competing in Aquatics, Basketball, Football, and Tenpin Bowling. It is also a credit to the coaches who have been selected in being recognised for their skills and dedication to Special Olympics.
We are so very proud of them just for making the team but the athletes are now training hard so they can do their very best at the games.
They are working hard to fundraise to get to the Games. It will cost us nearly $130,000 for these 49 South Australians to participate in the Games.
You can help them reaching their dream in a number of ways. The sooner we reach the total the sooner the athletes can centre all their concentration on their training.
You can donate individually to our athletes heading to the Games. Just click on their name below to visit their fundraising page.
BASKETBALL - Bradley Kinross | Con Gouras | Daniel Johnston | James Maxwell | Jasmine Crewdson | Juanita Wooden | Katie Williams | Keenan Georg-Dent | Krystel Pugsley | Lachlan Woollett | Laura Hester | Lauren Packham | Nadia Procter | Rebecca Sargeant | Sam Crease | Wayne Kinross
The athletes have several fundraising initiates including:
- A Commemorative Tea Towel with all athletes, coaches and support staff listed under their sports. $10 per tea towel.
- Quiz Night - 26th October at Christian Brother’s College Hall $15pp or a table of 10 for $150.00
- City to Bay Fun Run Team – September 15th, Donate on line at https://city-bay2013.everydayhero.com/au/special-olympics-sa
Thank you in anticipation of your support.