38 Hurstmere: Para-Sport Pop-Up

Date: February 28th, 2020 - February 29th, 2020

Paralympics New Zealand invites you to be part of a new and innovative initiative!

The Para Sport Pop Up is travelling around New Zealand in the lead up to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, telling the story of New Zealand’s 50-year Paralympic history, increasing awareness of Para Sport and positively influencing community perceptions of disabled people.

Come and enjoy this activation with your family on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th from 10:00am – 4.00pm.

There will be various fun ‘have a go’ Para Sport activities including:

Vertical jump test challenge

Handcycle challenge

Give Wheelchair basketball a go

Play a Boccia game

Get a photo with Someity, the Tokyo 2020 mascot

Blind football virtual reality experience

Learn more about Para sport

Meet with Paralympians, Para athletes or local Para sport organisations

Leave messages of support for the New Zealand Paralympic Team

This is a free event, but feel free to donate to support the New Zealand Paralympic Team participating at Tokyo 2020.
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