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Other Sports of Monday, 11 February 2008

Source: GNA

USAID offers 95,000 Dollars support to Disabled Sports

Kumasi, Feb. 11, GNA - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has granted 95,000 dollars to the Ghana Society of the Physically Disabled (GSPD) towards organizing a national wheelchair basketball competition in Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital. The competition is to create a forum for the Society to select talented players to form a national men and women's national wheelchair basketball teams capable of participating in both international and local competitions.

Mr Abdul-Aziz Mohammed and Francis Amedor, Chairman and Secretary of the Sports Wing of the Society, who briefed the GNA Sports in Kumasi, said the grant which is under the USAID Sports Diplomacy Initiatives, was geared toward advancing the Agency's policy of inclusion for people with disabilities.

Mr Amedor said part of the grant would be used to purchase modern basketball chairs, hand bikes, bikes for single leg amputees and training programmes in the maintenance of the chairs.

He said that the Ghana Social Club would be the venue for the competition with the opening ceremony expected to come off on Friday, February 15 at 0930 hours. 11 Feb. 08