Rotary Day of Sports for PWDs set for Sunday at GCC


Under the theme ‘Be the Inspiration’, the Rotary Club of Georgetown will on Sunday (September 23) stage a Day of Sports for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).

The event will take place from 08:00h at the Georgetown Cricket Club ground, Bourda, and apart from allowing the participants to showcase their sports acumen, it will also serve as an avenue of empowerment.

President of the Rotary Club of Georgetown, Harrinand Persaud, spoke to News Room on Friday, highlighting what to expect at the family-oriented event on Sunday.

He stated that plans are fully on stream for a grand day of fun, with over 20 homes, spread across the three counties, set to participate. A total of 30 events are carded for the day, and the organisers are catering for over 1,000 participants.

Persaud highlighted that while the top three finishers in each category will receive medals, all the participants will be given a prize for their involvement in the activity.

He further stated that the one-day activity is geared to demonstrate to PWDs that they too have a place in society and can achieve sporting prowess once given the opportunity.

Rotary Club of Georgetown president, Harrinand Persaud

EVENTS: 25m assisted walk Open (use of walking aid), 25m limited mobility walk Open, 50m dash boys 8-11 (Intellectual Disability), 50m dash girls 8-11 (Intellectual Disability), 50m dash boys 12-16 (Intellectual Disability), 50m dash girls 12-16 (Intellectual Disability), 50m dash boys Open (Intellectual Disability), 50m dash girls Open (Intellectual Disability), 80m dash boys 8-11 (hearing impaired), 80m dash girls 8-11 (hearing impaired), 80m dash boys 12-16 (hearing impaired), 80m dash boys 12-16 (hearing impaired), 80m dash girls Open (hearing impaired), 80m dash girls Open (hearing impaired), 80m dash boys 16-21 (visually impaired), 80m dash girls 16-21 (visually impaired), 80m dash boys Open (visually impaired), 80m dash girls Open (visually impaired), 50m wheelchair under 16, 50m wheelchair open, 50m wheelchair assisted, Egg and spoon race males, Egg and spoon race females, 80m walk (single leg amputee), Late for school male (visually impaired) [pants with belt, tee shirt, footwear with laces and socks], Late for school female (visually impaired) [skirt, tee shirt, boots with laces and socks], Musical chairs, 80m teachers race male, 80m teachers race female and Rotarian Race Male/Female.

HOMES: East Bank Special Needs School, Lion’s School for Children with Special Needs, Ptolemy Reid Rehabilitation Centre, Guyana Society for the Blind, Linden Centre for the Handicapped, St. Roses Visually Impaired Unit, David Rose School for the Handicapped, Guyana Association for the Visually Impaired, Arch Achievers, Open Doors Centre, Differently Abled Athletic Club, Region Two CBR, Region Three CBR, East Bank CBR, East Coast CBR, West Coast Berbice CBR, East Berbice CBR, Ruimveldt Parent Support Group, Achilles Track Club of Guyana and Kuru Kuru CBR.

SPONSORS: King’s Jewellery World, Amar Ally, Shamdas Kirpalani, Sasenarine Sankar, Ray Rahaman and Rent-A-Tent, Banks DIH, Shaym Prasad, Scotiabank, Republic Bank, George Humphrey and Humphrey’s Bakery, Alvin Rambarran, Namilco, Frank DeAbreu, Deo Persaud and Massy, Hand-in-Hand Insurance, GTM, Nalico and Nafico, Ashok Parsram, Suresh Narwani, Food for the Poor, GTT, E- Networks, UWSC, Shaleeza Shaw, Bistro Café, Starr Computers, Optique Vision, Gautam Thani and Dave Kissoon.

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