[Center Topics] Review of The Nippon Foundation Paralympic Support Center in 2017 — First Half
The Nippon Foundation Paralympic Support Center initiated and participated in a variety of activities in 2017. We plan to continue actively offering events and educational or awareness-building programs throughout 2018!
First half (Jan – June)
[Jan 30, 2017]
The presentation ceremony was held on January 30.
Chief Executive Officer Ozawa:
"We will keep going forward at full force, so that you will be proud that you gave us this prize."
[Feb 8, 2017]
[Feb 21, 2017]
A press conference was held on February 21,
with Philip Craven, President of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), and others.
In late April, the first four-lesson set was distributed
for free to 23,000 elementary schools across Japan.
[March 12, 2017]
Runners with a variety of disabilities team up with non-disabled runners for a united relay race.
AAA performed a concert for the finale.
[March 15, 2017]
Waseda Sports Blind Marathon Team takes first prize
for most "likes" on Facebook.
>>> See [Facebook] article
In July, PR intern students learn about sports photography from Adam Pretty, Olympic and Paralympic photographer.
[Apr 19, 2017] Launch of Find My Parasport website
In May, the "Koshi Kishita Special Concert & Paralympic Support Center Tour" was hosted
privately for people who supported the crowdfunding for the Find My Parasport website.
In October, the website was updated to include more sports, currently 41 sports.
(As of Dec 2017)
>>>> See [Find My Parasport] article