Internationally recognised as the birthplace of the Paralympic movement, Stoke Mandeville Stadium will host the 8th annual LimbPower Games on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 May.
LimbPower, the National Disability Sports Organisation (NDSO) for amputees and people with a limb impairment will host its flagship event at Stoke Mandeville Stadium next month. On Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 May, amputees and people with limb impairments from around the UK will come together at the Games to take part in a range of sporting activities.
This year’s event will be a special highlight for LimbPower, as it’s the first Games to take place since LimbPower achieved National Disability Sports Organisation status in August 2014. Generous support from Blatchfords, Boost, Stewart’s Law, Limbless Association, WheelPower, and fundraising contributions should ensure that the 2015 LimbPower Games are the best yet.
For many participants the LimbPower Games is one of the first opportunities they have to try out new sports and activities. Among the sports on offer this year are: Athletics (track & field), cycling, hand cycling, wheelchair racing, archery, table tennis, tennis, badminton, swimming, shooting, powerlifting, basketball, yoga, canoeing, rowing, sitting volleyball, football, wheelchair dance sport and golf.
Over the years the LimbPower Games has helped many amputees to gain confidence, improve mobility and find a sport or activity they really enjoy.
LimbPower Founder and Chief Executive, Kiera Roche said:
‘This is what it’s all about, introducing amputees to the people and organisations who offer an amazing range of sports and activities that can really make a difference to their lives. Whether it’s just for fun or with a view to compete, the LimbPower Games enables everyone to set and meet their own challenges, and forge friendships that will last a lifetime.’
The 8th Annual LimbPower Games will support the on-going work LimbPower does to increase the number of sporting opportunities available for amputees and those living with limb loss in the UK.
LimbPower – The British Ambulant Disabled Sports and Arts Foundation was founded in 2009 with the aim of offering relief to people with physical impairments by aiding rehabilitation and improving quality of life through the medium of sports and arts. Find out more at www.limbpower.com