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Compete in the Wheelchair Basketball at Olympic Park

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Path to success, calls for corporates to take part in the wheelchair basketball challenge to raise money for London Titans, reports Asian Lite news.

Path to Success, a charity working in the field of providing funds and grants to charities working in the field of ill health and sickness, is inviting companies to take part in a unique team-building challenge – playing wheelchair basketball alongside Team GB Paralympians at an iconic Olympics venue.basketball1

Corporate teams will take each other on at the tournament, at the Copper Box Arena in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Tuesday, April 26th to raise money for the London Titans, one of the UK’s leading wheelchair basketball teams.

Path to Success is looking for eight teams of eight – or a minimum of six team members – to take part. Wheelchair basketball is a fast-paced and physically demanding sport and it will be a fantastic opportunity for participants, able-bodied or disabled, to improve their communication, teamwork and leadership skills.basketball3

Teams will receive expert coaching from five-time Team GB Paralympian Ann Wild OBE. Former Team GB Paralympian Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson will also be in attendance. Current Team GB players will be taking to the court to show off their skills alongside the teams.

The money raised by the event will go towards buying sports wheelchairs, court hire, match fees, transport and coaching for the London Titans, which has produced more than 50 Team GB players in its history but receives no central sports funding.

To take part, each team is being asked for a minimum donation for £5,000. Two courts will be running side by side and the event will take place from 9am–5pm, climaxing with the final to find the day’s corporate champions.

Anita Choudhrie, founder, Path to Success said, “Our goal for the day is to create an open and positive environment within which colleagues can experience the competitive nature of wheelchair basketball for the first time. We are offering a unique experience to get away from the office and create lasting memories, while also raising money for an exceptional cause.”

basketball4Path to Success is a London-based registered charity founded in 2005 by philanthropist Anita Choudhrie. Each year Path to Success provides funding and grants to a wide range of charities, with the aim of providing education, helping the disabled, and assisting with overseas relief in the event of natural disasters. This year they have chosen to support London Titans Wheelchair Basketball club, by raising funds to aid the purchase of new sports wheelchairs and helping with court hire, match, transport and coaching fees.

The London Titans wheelchair basketball club is the largest and most successful in southern England. The club has 66 members aged 10 to 50, and currently fields teams in every division of the national league from Premier to Development, women’s teams and three junior teams. They also compete in European competitions.

To enter the tournament, contact Nasim Malhotra: Nasim.malhotra@pathtosuccess.org.uk

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