March 03, 2014 | Africa: South Africa

Gauteng Hosts Lower Ability events

By Mmane Boikanyo

The month of love saw Special Olympics South Africa hosting numerous events for lower ability athletes in Gauteng. Funded by the Department of Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation-Gauteng Provincial Government, a total of 298 lower ability athletes got an opportunity to participate in athletics and wheelchair racing. The events took place at Westonaria Sports Complex, Bona Lesedi in Diepsloot, Hofland Park in Alexandra and Lenasia Football Stadium all in the month of February. The aim of the events was to empower athletes in the lower ability category and help stimulate them mentally and physically through sport. Ms Sorayas, Coordinator for the Lenasia event said “The experience with the athletes is always heartwarming. Everything went well and everyone was helpful most importantly the athletes had fun.”

About Mmane Boikanyo: Marketing and Communications Officer at Special Olympics South Africa

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