SportsAble calls on teams to take part in Push Yourself challenge

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SportsAble is calling on teams to sign up to the Push Yourself challenge.

The challenge will see teams race against the clock to see how many miles they can push in a static wheelchair.

Organisers are hoping the event will be a ‘big bonanza’ with family fun entertainment including a raffle, bouncy castle, face painting and a barbecue.

The event will be held on Sunday, September 18, which also marks the end of the Rio Paralympics Games.

Kerl Haslam, chief of operations at disability charity SportsAble, said: “The concept of the challenge is we want people to push themselves to achieve their own personal goals, no matter how small.

“The idea is that teams will have an hour to see how many miles they can push their static wheelchair, and they will get sponsorship.

“SportsAble costs a quarter of a million to run every year, and we’re also planning to fundraise to replace the athletic track.

“This is the first time the Push Yourself event will be held at SportsAble, last year we did the event for the first time but it was held at the Thames Valley Athletic Centre in Eton.

John Ireland, project manager, said: “We’ve had 15 teams sign up so far but we’re hoping for more. There is no maximum.

“We’re challenging the community of Maidenhead to challenge themselves and join in the fun, we’re hoping it will be a big bonanza.”

There will also be the chance for people to have a go at Paralympics sports on the day including sit down volleyball, table tennis and wheelchair basketball.”

Teams must be a minimum of four. contact john.ireland@sportsable.co.uk or visit www.sportsable.co.uk if you are interested in signing up.

SportsAble are calling on teams to sign up to the Push Yourself challenge.

The challenge will see teams race against the clock to see how many miles they can push in a static wheelchair.

Organisers are hoping the event will be a ‘big bonanza’ with family fun entertainment including a raffle, bouncy castle, face painting, and a barbecue.

The event will be held on Sunday, September 18, which also marks the end of the Rio Paralympics Games.

Kerl Haslam, chief of operations at SportsAble said: “The concept of the challenge is we want people to push themselves to achieve their own personal goals, no matter how small.

“The idea is that teams will have an hour to see how many miles they can push their static wheelchair, and they will get sponsorship.

“SportsAble cost a quarter of a million to run every year, and we’re also planning fundraise to replace the athletic track.

“This is the first time the Push Yourself event will be held at SportsAble, last we did the event for the first time but it was held at the Thames Valley Athletic Centre in Eton

John Ireland, project manager said: “We’ve had 15 teams sign up so far but we’re hoping for more, there is no maximum.

We’re challenging the community of Maidenhead to challenge themselves and join in the fun, we’re hoping it will be a big bonanza.

There will also be the chance for people to have a go at Paralympics sports on the day including sit down volleyball, table tennis and wheelchair basketball.”

Teams must be a minimum of four, contact john.ireland@sportsable.co.uk if you are interested in signing up or visit www.sportsable.co.uk

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