Sunshine Games bring cheer to disabled children
SUNSHINE GAMES: Around 720 children from 24 schools all over the
country will be taking part in the Sunshine Games - the largest annual
sports meet for differently - abled children at the Sports Ministry
Grounds, Reid Avenue, Colombo 7 on Sunday May 31, 2009. This is the 18
consecutive year that this club is holding a meet of this nature. This
Sports Meet is once again organised by the Rotary Club of Colombo
Categories of disabilities of the children who are taking part are:
Moderate mobility needs, one leg below knee amputees, one or both arms
missing or impaired, totally visually impaired, partially visually
impaired, hearing and/or speech impaired and special educational
needs.All participants, teachers, parents, etc numbering around 1,100
will be provided with free breakfast, drink, lunch, ice cream, tea and
The Games will be held in a carnival atmosphere with many items of
entertainment for the kids.
Participants will also receive valuable gift packs.The project costs
Rs. 1.2 million and the main sponsor is Pan Asia Bank.
The other principal sponsors are: Ceylon Knit Trend Ltd., Greenlanka
Shipping, Jafferjee Brothers,
The Hilton Colombo, Hilton Colombo Residence and Brandix Inspired
Solutions and Norfolk Foods.