Sports equipment to even the playing field

Feb 01, 2012

Almost one in five people in Australia have some form of disability. This issue has been a focus of Amway Australia through the Freedom Wheels program over the past few years, providing modified bicycles for children with disabilities.

Recently, Amway and champion cricket player Adam Gilchrist extended their support to a new program, 4 Learn and Loan, which provides sports equipment packs so children with disabilities can play with safer sports equipment.

Adam Gilchrist, Amway’s Nutriway Ambassador in Australia, was on hand to present a donation to the West Australia Disabled Sports Association at the Carson Street School.

“Playing sport can help keep you happy and healthy and everyone should be able to have a go,” Adam said. “I was thrilled to meet some of the students … some real champions here!”

The equipment packs give children with disabilities the opportunity to participate in sports and recreation activities with their peers. The equipment is designed for children with high support needs but can be modified to cater for all children.

 

Thanks to Kevin Lowe for sharing this story.

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