SOBD fetes Sixth Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day

28 Sep

Monday, September 28, 2015

MORE than 30 individuals with intellectual disabilities paired up with able people to showcase their athletic abilities at the third Special Olympics Brunei Darussalam (SOBD) Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day celebration yesterday.

The sixth Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day global celebration commemorates the founder of the Special Olympics movement, Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

This year’s celebration was held at the Multi-purpose Hall of the Fitness Zone centre in Kiulap and was supported by Fitness Zone, Shooting Stars Brunei, Easy Way, Bake Culture and Just Juz.

Also present to support the event was the Filipino Basketball Association.

“This is the third celebration this year for SOBD, celebrating acceptance and unity, and we do it by holding unified sports events,” said the Secretary General of SOBD, Wati Hj Bujang, who was there to launch the event.

She added that such events would help develop the athlete’s courage, confidence, help them make friends, and show that even those that with disabilities can contribute as well.

This year’s unified sports event was basketball, and each SOBD athlete was paired with an able person.

They ran through four stations where their skills in dribbling, shooting, passing and running were tested.

Also present to support the event was the Managing Director of Fitness Zone and Bake Culture, Wu Chun.

Source: The Brunei Times

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