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Para Sport Pop Up

Community involvement Taranaki, Manawatu/Whanganui

Posted: 24 September 2019
Notice reference #: 1H9z66

The Para Sport Pop Up, a new and innovative, initiative travels around New Zealand in the lead up to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, telling the story of New Zealand’s 50-year Paralympic history, increasing awareness of Para sport and positively influencing community perceptions of disabled people.

Different ‘have a go’ Para sport activities are available with the Pop Up including:

  • Vertical jump test challenge: try and jump as high as a Paralympian
  • Handcycle challenge
  • Give wheelchair basketball a go
  • Blind football Virtual Reality experience
  • Get a photo with Someity on the photo wall
  • Learn more about Para sport
  • Meet with Paralympians, Para athletes or local Para sport stakeholders
  • Leave messages of support for the NZ Paralympic Team.

New Plymouth:
Date: Friday 27 and Saturday 28 September.
Time: 10am–4pm.
Where: Puke Ariki Landing, opposite the i-Site centre – New Plymouth
Entry: Free, please donate to support the New Zealand Paralympic Team to Tokyo 2020.

Palmerston North: 
Date: Friday 1 and Saturday 2 November.
Time: 10am–4pm.
Where: The Square 
Entry: Free, please donate to support the New Zealand Paralympic Team to Tokyo 2020.

Events summary

Taranaki

27 September 2019 – 28 September 2019

Manawatu/Whanganui

01 November 2019 – 02 November 2019

Further information

Contact: Laure Gruffat

 (021) 220 6461

lgruffat@paralympics.org.nz

paralympics.org.nz/community/para-sport-pop-up