We aim at the kind of change which we have seen in paraolympics
over 50 years and within five years we have been working hard to build awareness so that people will no longer think that disability and excellence cannot go together," he explained.
Part of We Play, the North West cultural legacy programme for the London 2012 Olympics and Paraolympics
, it is funded by the Games's independent charity Legacy Trust UK.
Peter Rome, head coach of Salle Ursa, is training the men's wheel chair fencing team in hope to get them all to the Paraolympics
Causes supported included childrens charities and womens shelters, local paraolympics
and HIV organizations.
While she has appeared in a CBS television special that put the spotlight on extraordinary talent and inspirational people Lewellyn notes that, overall, the ParaOlympics
are largely overlooked.
Thirty Oldsmobile Bravadas and Eighty-Eights are being loaned to the ParaOlympics as part of the ongoing Atlanta Traveler Information Showcase.
The Oldsmobiles provided to the ParaOlympics each contain an Oldsmobile Guidestar(TM) navigation system that provides turn-by-turn, door-to-door, real-time directions to drivers via voice prompts and simple graphical displays on an in-vehicle video screen.
The ParaOlympic games, a series of competitions for physically challenged athletes, began on Aug.