Has Wheelchair Rugby Impacted Your Life?
The Agitos Foundation has a new campaign called ChangeMakers and they are looking for stories about how sport changes lives.
If you're involved with the sport of Wheelchair Rugby, chances are you have a story or two to tell about how it's impacted your life for the better. While this is particularly true for those who play the game, there's no doubt that our sport has also made a difference for the people who support our passion.
The IWRF would like to invite all in the global Wheelchair Rugby Family to share their stories about how our sport has impacted you and others. How did you first get involved, what pushed you to give it a try, how has it improved your life, where do you think you would be without sport?
There are a thousand stories that need to be told, and this is your opportunity to help inspire someone else to get involved. Take a look at the information below and consider sharing your story with the world. All submissions must be received by the IWRF by March 16, 2014.
What is ChangeMakers?
ChangeMakers is an Agitos Foundation campaign aimed at gathering and publishing stories from people around the world whose lives have changed due to para-sport participation, as well as sports teams and organisations that use sport for development and peace to change the lives of people with disabilities.
The stories submitted will be publicized to celebrate the United Nations’ International Day of Sport for Development and Peace on 6 April, where the Agitos Foundation will launch a social media page for the Agitos Foundation on Facebook.
As well as raising awareness of individual stories and projects, the campaign aims to strengthen the network of development in para-sport, to uncover low-profile organisations and shine a light on the progressive work that takes place, often under the radar.
How can I or my organisation get involved?
In order to find athletes, organisations and their stories, the Agitos Foundation is calling for submissions from National Paralympic Committees, International Federations, Non-Governmental Organisations, non-profit organisations and any other organisations using sport as a tool to positively change the lives of people with an impairment. The Agitos Foundation is looking for stories where para-sport has benefited personal development, social integration and peace building.
Do you have an inspiring story of change that you would like to share with the Agitos Foundation and the rest of the world, to inspire others to do the same?
If so, please send your story to us at by March 16, 2014.
What will happen to the submissions?
The pictures and content that you provide will be used to spread the word about the great work being done by people, organisations, countries and continents around the world, on social media and Paralympic.org.
It will also be added to the network of para-sport currently being pieced together by the Agitos Foundation, to link people together to ensure long-term inclusivity and equality in society and sport.