On the 12th October Bridging Abilities hosted its third Annual Sports Day for children with disabilities. This year the event was hosted at the Paul Roos School’s Sports Hall and even the weather could not put a dampener on the proceedings.
Once each child received his name tags and a bottle of water, Candace Vermaak, co-executive director of Bridging Abilities, welcomed all the guests. Then it was time for a game of Simon Says to get all the muscles warmed up and ready for action. After everyone was warmed up and rearing to go, the children, who were divide into three groups, were led into the hall to start at the various stations. Around between 60-70 children from schools such as Agape School, Athlone School for the Blind, Astra School, Bizweni Centre and Tembaletu School participated in the day.
A variety of target games, obstacle courses and many other activities were played causing great excitement and some wonderful smiling faces! The activities were once again run by the third year sports science students from Stellenbosch University.
Bridging Abilities would like to thank the Sports Science students for their enthuasism and the way they presented the activities. We would also like to convey our gratitude to Checkers for their donation of fruit towards the children’s lunches as well as our other sponsors such as Cape Union Mart and NWE Engineers. Lastly, but not least, we would like to thank the teachers, sport coordinators, and volunteers who accompanied the children as well as our other volunteers.