There's just a little more than one month to go until the worlds best athletes with an intellectual impairment culminate years of training and preparation for the 2019 INAS Global Games in Brisbane, Australia.
We're on course for the largest entry yet, with more nations and more athletes than ever before hoping for medal success in the largest sports programme to be offered in the Games.
You can read about some of the athletes competing on the INAS website.
Supporting Champions in all about ensuring more athletes have the opportunity to compete at the highest level. We're still some way off our target, but hope by the next edition of the Games in 2023, our Athlete Foundation programme is up and running and helping even more athletes.
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May 23, 2019
All eyes on the 2019 INAS Global Games
By Marc Truffaut - INAS President
Supporting Champions is all about giving the worlds best athletes with an intellectual impairment the opportunity to realise their ambition and potential on the global stage.
It is now just under 5 months until the opening ceremony of the 2019 INAS Global Games - the pinnacle of our 4 year cycle - where athletes from 10 sports come togetehr for a Paralympic-style event. This event is the 5th edition of the Games and promises to be the biggest yet with more athletes, more nations, more sports and more medals up for grabs.
You can read about some of the athletes who are preparing for the Games on the INAS website as they tell their story about their hopes and medal ambitions.
We'll be using the Games to highlight Supporting Champions as we remain quite some way from reaching our target. If we can acheive this then we can begin our programme of grant support as we head into the new 4 year cycle and the 2023 Global Games.
Please help us to grow awareness of the project by sharing this newsletter with family and friends, and please visit the INAS website where we will be posting more information about the Global Games as we get closer to the opening ceremony.
We would like to wish everyone who supported INAS over the past year a very happy and successful 2019. This is a big year for INAS as it sees our 4-year competition programme culminate in the INAS Global Games - the worlds largest sporting event for elite athletes with an intellectual impairment.
This 5th edition is expected to attract more than 1000 athletes from 50 nations around the world and features the largest competition programme of the Games to date. You can follow our preparations for Bribane 2019 - which kick off on October 12th - by following our social media channels or signing up for our monthly newsletter.
2018 was a very successful year for our first ever crowdfund campaign which saw us reaching more than 20% of our target amount. The new year provides new opportunities and we'll be promoting 'Supporting Champions' throughout the year. You can help by forwarding this email to family and friends and encouraging them to get behind us.
We hope that 2019 provides new opportuntiies for you - and we look forward to sharing ours with you over the coming months.