Create your Day of Courtesy

foto-cortesia-2015A day to say NO to violence, to discrimination and to break down the barriers of diversity through sport. On the 19th of May, in Rome, there was the final event of the project “The Day of kindness”, that since last November involved 500 children in workshops and educational games. An initiative which saw the participation of several Paralympic athletes, champions of wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby and soccer amputees.

foto-cortesia-2015-2Among cheering and applause the athletes did demonstrations and virtuosity transmitting the values ​​of sport without barriers. They concluded with a speed race with the children on the Olympic track.

foto-cortesia-2015-4It was a morning of celebration and music, but also for social promotion, which ended with the awarding of the winning classes of creative writing contest based on the themes of participation and of fair play.

The success of the initiative was that in the next edition will be a thousand participants and in addition to athletes with disabilities, there will be some Italian Olympic team athletes.