On Saturday 7th September, Buckinghamshire venue, Stoke Mandeville Stadium is celebrating one year since the closing of the Paralympic Games by hosting a free Sports Day for the local community.
To mark this occasion, the Stadium is presenting the Paralympic Flame Lighting Cauldron along with one of the torches used in the Paralympic Torch Relay. Visitors are invited to come along and have their picture taken with the iconic pieces of memorabilia at the event.
An abundance of activities will be taking place throughout the day including; free swimming, free gym sessions, Tennis, MK Aces Wheelchair Basketball Club, Badminton, Table Tennis, Beginners Running and trampolining demonstrations by Thames Valley Trampolining Club. Dan Blaze and the plAy-TEAM will also be at the event and will proudly be accompanied by the Multi British National Karate Champion, 3rd Dan, John Gardiner, who will be doing a demonstration of karate.
Alongside this free event, the British Wheelchair Athletics Grand Prix will also take place for one day only, which the community are invited to come along and watch. To conclude the Stoke Mandeville Sports Day, the Stadium is offering ‘no-joining fee’ for those who wish to sign up for gym membership.
Ian Seabrook, Business Development and Marketing manager at the Stadium commented: “I am so pleased that, with help from Reactivate Bucks Community Games, we can offer this free sports day to the community, and in doing so we are also able to celebrate and ensure the legacy of the Paralympic Games continues. We have a wonderful, supportive community around the Stadium and we hope this event brings everyone together to celebrate everything that is great about sport and disability sport.”
Although the day is free for all, the stadium would very much appreciate any donations to WheelPower, the national charity for wheelchair sport. For further information about Stoke Mandeville Stadium or to pre-register for the event please visit www.stokemandevillestadium.co.uk/sports-day.