The campaign encourages Singaporeans to root for national athletes who are in their last stretch of qualifications for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
The Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC) has launched a campaign to rally Singaporeans to root for national athletes who are in their last stretch of qualifications for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
Called I’mPOSSIBLE Celebrations, the campaign will last till the end of the Paralympic Games, which is due to be held from Aug 24 to Sep 5 this year.
As part of the campaign, a virtual run will be held.
Called I’mPOSSIBLE Buddy Run, the run is targeting a total collective distance of 10,625 km – the same distance of a round-trip between Singapore and Tokyo. Participants are encouraged to participate in pairs for $32 and take turns to blindfold themselves during the run.
The run is modelled after the guided run event in the Paralympic Games that is designed for visually challenged competitors and offers Singaporeans an experience of how Paralympians conquer their fears to achieve. It also signifies the journey taken together with national athletes towards achieving their aspirations
About 2,000 youths have collectively clocked a distance of 691 km through buddy runs organised by their schools to date. SDSC said it hopes more Singaporeans will register for the run and play a part in achieving the distance of 10,625 km together as one Singapore.
Other campaign activities include colouring, drawing, writing and cheer competitions as well as the launch and distribution of a children’s storybook featuring world no.1 para archer Nur Syahidah Alim. The books can be ordered here.
“I am heartened to have the understanding and support from Singaporeans through this campaign. This helps make the impossible possible,” said Mr Steve Tee, a para-cyclist who has qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
Visit this website to find out how you can participate in the campaign.
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