The Sport Sheffield Adopt a Charity: The Burton Street Foundation Inclusive Olympics 2012
Congratulations to all those involved in the Burton Street Foundation Inclusive Olympics 2012 at Sport Sheffield last week.
On Friday 27th July 2012, Sport Sheffield warmly welcomed The Burton Street Foundation to Goodwin Sports Centre for its first ever Inclusive Olympics.
The sun shone over the 28 clients and 14 staff team from the Centre throughout the day as their skills, strength, teamwork and Olympic spirit was put to the test as they competed in various challenges and events including: throwing, jumping and running.
Burton Street React Manager Andy Beeston said: The day was a huge success everyone had great fun (I've already had requests for the next one) and it was great to see people growing in confidence throughout the day. The pitch was perfect and it looked fantastic with all the flags, I can’t wait to see the photos, I have already had phone calls asking for copies from many proud parents!
The Burton Street Foundation is Sport Sheffield’s adopted charity for 2012-13 as part of Sheffield RAG adopt-a-charity scheme. The two organisations are working together to help provide the charity with the means to achieve some of its longer term goals much quicker, and will create a wider range of services for clients/users.
Access Sport Officer Kate Rickard said ‘The day was great, it’s fantastic Sport Sheffield has been able to provide a new sporting experience for the clients at Burton Street – so many smiling faces made all the hard work worthwhile and we look forward to working with the Charity again very soon’
Union Sports Officer Luke MacWilliam commented, ‘The Burton Street Inclusive Olympics was a vibrant event that truly grasped the Olympic spirit. The wide range of sporting challenges, combined with the colourful setting and some inspiring individuals was fantastic. I am looking forward to fundraising for Burton Street Foundation with Sport Sheffield and the Students' Union Sports Committee over the next year. It's a worthy cause that does great work for adults and older children with physical and learning difficulties."
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