Wheelchair basketball tournament raises over £20,000

Wednesday 03rd October 2018 02:23 EDT

A charity Wheelchair basketball tournament held at the Olympic Park has raised over £20,000 to support women in disability sport. The tournament was organised by leading disability charity Path to Success and more than 100 people, including 10 corporate teams, took to the court to battle for the title of ‘Corporate Wheelchair Basketball Champion.’

Funds raised by the tournament will support ‘Path to Tokyo 2020’ campaign. The campaign offers financial support to women who aspire to represent Great Britain at the Paralympics across four major disability sports: Para-Badminton, Para Powerlifting, Wheelchair Tennis and Wheelchair Basketball.

Anita Choudhrie, founder of Path to Success, said: 'the tournament is a unique opportunity for able-bodied people to take part and to learn from athletes who have reached the pinnacle of their sport. The funds raised will make a huge difference for several female athletes being able to reach the Paralympics, while the exposure in the media is crucial in raising the profile of disability sport. We are so proud at how this event has grown over recent years, and I hope to see even more teams sign up next year.’ Path to Success patron Jordan Jarrett-Bryan was presented with the Admiration Award.

(Photo credit: Emily Thomas)

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