District invites you to an inclusive sports and games day on 5 May

Tolerance, openness, shared experiences: At the district's first inclusive sports and games day on 5 May, the focus will be on fun and exercise - and differences will fade into the background. Everyone is cordially invited to the sporting event on the Hauersportplatz.

Uniting people with and without disabilities in sport
The aim is to bring people interested in sport and sports clubs together - and to unite people with and without disabilities in sporting activities. This is because people with disabilities are still underrepresented in sports clubs; there are often access barriers or even prejudices. "We want to counteract this with the first inclusive sports and games day in the district, build bridges and raise awareness of the needs of people with disabilities," say District Administrator Jürgen van der Horst and First District Councillor Karl-Friedrich Frese. "We bring people interested in sport and sports clubs together on this day. Inclusion and social participation are the goal. We want people with and without disabilities in our district to come together and be open in an inclusive sports club so that they can take part in regular exercise and sport."

Making inclusion a practical experience
Inclusion should be made a practical experience. It is therefore no coincidence that the Sports and Games Day takes place on 5 May, the European Day of Protest for People with Disabilities. On this day, all visitors to the Hauersportplatz will have the opportunity to get a taste of many different sports - from beach volleyball, inclusive hands-on tennis and pool, to a wheelchair course and wheelchair basketball as well as rickshaw rides. There will be fitness classes at 2 and 3 pm. There will also be opportunities to train for the sports badge - for people with and without disabilities. "It often takes much less than you think to make offers inclusive," emphasise Alexandra Köck and Miriam Drüppel from the district's specialist service for women and equal opportunities, which is organising the event together with the specialist service for sport and youth work and the Waldeck-Frankenberg sports district.

Above all, the event offers clubs the opportunity to recruit new members and volunteers for active club life and to test their own sports programmes for their inclusive feasibility in a relaxed setting. Contact persons from Special Olympics Hessen will also be available at the event for a joint dialogue. VfL Bad Arolsen, TSV Korbach, TuS Wrexen and Poolbillard Club Bad Wildungen will be among those taking part. The event is organised by the district together with the sports district, the Lebenshilfewerk Waldeck-Frankenberg e.V., the Bathildisheim e.V., the EUTB, the Vdk Kreisverband Waldeck, the Aktion für behinderte Menschen Waldeck-Frankenberg e.V. and the inclusion officer of the city of Korbach. A raffle will also be organised at the end of the sports and games day and 20 souvenir prizes will be raffled off among all participants.

The district and all participants cordially invite all interested parties to the event, which starts at 12 noon and will last until 4 pm. Registration is not necessary and all activities are free of charge. Catering will also be provided by the TSV Korbach football team. A transport service will also be organised for people with disabilities by Aktion für behinderte Menschen Waldeck-Frankenberg e.V.. Registration for the transport service must be made by 24 April by e-mail to alexandra.koeck@lkwafkb.de or by telephone on 05631 954-1625.


Department of Women and Equal Opportunities Department of Sport and Youth Work Events