The 2 our bodies joined forces once more on the 2023 Volleyball Males’s Membership World Championship in India
The FIVB and Particular Olympics (SO) as soon as once more joined forces throughout the Volleyball Males’s Membership World Championship 2023 in Bengaluru, India. Throughout the event, ten SO Bharat athletes have been joined by the 2 remaining groups – Italy’s Sir Security Perugia and Itambé Minas of Brazil – in a symbolic jersey change ceremony. Offering a robust platform to carry folks collectively, the ceremony showcased each organisations’ enduring dedication to selling inclusion, unity, and respect by way of sport.
The SO athletes additionally had the chance to participate in a coaching session with gamers from each the Italian and Brazilian groups. This session not solely allowed the SO athletes to showcase their distinctive expertise, but in addition additional cemented the significance of sport in transcending boundaries and selling inclusion.
These occasions act as an vital follow-up to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between FIVB and Particular Olympics Worldwide throughout the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 in June.
FIVB President Dr Ary S. Graça F° mentioned: “The FIVB is delighted to proceed its partnership with Particular Olympics, as soon as once more showcasing the unifying energy of volleyball. The commemorative jersey change ceremony, held in collaboration with Particular Olympics Bharat throughout the Volleyball Males’s Membership World Championship in India, demonstrated our shared values of inclusivity, empowerment and selling a wholesome life-style, and we stay up for increasing this collaboration over the approaching years.”
DG Chaudhary, Normal Secretary, Particular Olympics Bharat acknowledged: “At Particular Olympics Bharat, we imagine within the transformative energy of sports activities to create a extra inclusive world. The Males’s Volleyball Membership World Championships is a testomony to our dedication to breaking down obstacles and fostering a society the place each particular person, no matter skill, feels valued and included. I might personally wish to thank FIVB and the Indian Organising Committee for rooting for the reason for Particular Olympics right here in India.”
Preethy Janarthanan, Sports activities & Competitors staff, Particular Olympics Asia Pacific defined: “In Particular Olympics, a key space of our work focuses on offering sports activities coaching to kids and adults with mental disabilities. We work to present them continued alternatives to develop bodily health, show braveness, expertise pleasure, and take part within the sharing of abilities and friendship throughout the neighborhood. We are extraordinarily delighted to see our Particular Olympics athletes fulfilling their ardour, showcasing their expertise, having fun with the nice environment and studying from among the world’s high volleyball gamers from the world over on the Males’s Volleyball Membership World Championships 2023 in Bengaluru. These periods are simply one of many a number of methods during which Particular Olympics reinforces sports activities and health as a lifestyle for our athletes, which helps to develop their confidence and esteem.”
As a part of the MOU, the FIVB and SO have been collaborating on numerous initiatives, together with information switch programmes, joint sponsorship efforts, the cross promotion of athletes and dealing collectively for the event of volleyball worldwide.
Earlier this yr, a series of events have been held in Poland and Brazil when SO groups attended the FIVB Ladies’s Street to Paris Volleyball Qualifier in Lodz, Poland and the FIVB Males’s Street to Paris Volleyball Qualifier in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to rejoice the MOU.
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