Hello and Welcome to one of the most exciting events on this year’s scholastic agenda! Under Gandour sponsorship, we are proud to host you all at the Help Center’s “Fire Bolt Friendly Games”. This action-packed 3 days are all about our athletes, giving them the opportunity to interact and integrate with their fellow peers and to shine among the crowd! We believe sports offer them a unique arena for social interaction, competition, physical fitness and the chance to maximize the participants’ potential and talents.
We aim to foster greater awareness and appreciation of the talents of people with intellectual disabilities in our community in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere. This is also our platform to rally and call for action from all those concerned, to promote sporting opportunities amongst people with disabilities.. Moreover, Participation in sports will promote a healthier lifestyle, and will also foster interpersonal and leadership skills development.
The event will kick off on Tuesday morning Dec 16, 2014 with a parade which will include all the participants from the 18 participated centers who will go around the Help Center, then males will compete in Bocce, basketball and athletics.
On Wednesday Dec 17, 2014, the Marathon” Let’s Walk the Walk Together ..3” will take place for the third time at Jeddah North Corniche at 09:00am. This mini marathon highlights the athletic talents of persons with intellectual disabilities. Participants will take part in one of three categories;
1KM (1000M) walk/run, which will include all participants above the age of 8 years.
1KM (1000M) run, which will include male participants with a specific athletic ability for running.
500m walk, is for children under 9 years of age, participants with physical disabilities, participants with medical problems, and early intervention babies with their caregivers.
It’s estimated that 500 participants with different intellectual disabilities will join this marathon. An audience of over 2000 people is also expected.
Thursday Dec18, 2014 will remark the closing day, and the day in which female participants will compete in Bocce and athletics. In the evening, the final of the females’ basketball and males’ football will be carried out, marking the closing ceremony of the “Fire Bolt Friendly Games”.
Enjoy the Games, and prepare yourself for the excitement! whistles and flags will be provided in order to give the athletes a good cheer!