The city is one of the four choices nationwide: the activity will last until July 30 and will involve girls and boys with intellectual and physical disabilities
by Giuseppe Fontana and Silvia De Domenico
MESSINA – Two weeks of sport with one goal: inclusivity. The “National Paralympic Campus” started in Messina on Monday 20 and will end on 3 July. Two weeks in which girls, boys, girls and boys with disabilities will be able to try various disciplines and approach the world of sport, which has always been a vehicle of equality and rights, but also of education towards social and entertainment issues. Messina is one of the four cities throughout Italy chosen by the CIP, the Italian Paralympic Committee, and this is already a great source of pride for the mayor Federico Basile, who wanted to thank the organizers.
40 participants on campus
40 participants on campus, which is divided into intellectual or sensory disabilities in the first week and motor disabilities in the second. And the disciplines are varied. They range from athletics to archery, from baseball to football, but also basketball, table tennis, and many other practices can bring girls and boys closer to the world of sport. Francesco Giorgio, delegate of Cip Messina, was also satisfied, who stressed the importance of a similar event, both for the participants themselves and for the city. This is echoed by Silvia Bosurgi, president of the Unime SSD, who will host the campus at the university campus until 3 July.
Cities and disciplines
With Messina, the other cities involved are Lignano Sabbiadoro, Rome and Bari. Athletes range from 6 to 25 years, with 21 specialties depending on the location and the type of disability: athletics, baseball for the blind, wheelchair basketball, Paralympic bowl , bowls, 5-a-side football and 5-a-side football for the blind, 7-a-side football, canoe-kayaking, rowing, rowing for the blind, cycling, handbike, fencing, blind fencing, showdown, sitting volley, table tennis, archery, archery for the blind and wheelchair tennis.
In addition to the CIP present the Unime, the ASP and the administration
Also present at the conference at Palazzo Zanca were Daniele Bruschetta and Fiammetta Conforto, delegates of the Rector respectively to Sports Activities and Disability / Dsa Services of the University of Messina; Ferdinando Mascanzoni, national manager of the CIP start-up and Giancarlo Quattrone of the ASP of Messina.