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More Than $500,000 Invested In Sports Programs And Sports Equipment For People With A Disability

Canadian Paralympic Committee announces recipients of the 2013-14 Para-Equipment Fund and Recruitment Program Fund

OTTAWA, May 9, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee is pleased to announce the 2013-14 recipients of the Para-Equipment Fund, supported by Invacare Canada, as well as the Recruitment Program Fund. Both funds are supported by the Government of Canada's Sport Support Program.

The Para-Equipment Fund (PEF) delivers grants of up to $5,000 to national and provincial sport organizations as well as local level clubs to purchase adapted equipment - for sports such as wheelchair basketball, sledge hockey, or skiing for people with visual impairments, for example - to enable people with a disability to take part in sport. Grants awarded help the sport organizations cover 50 per cent of the total cost of the equipment.

This year, 42 sport organizations representing 17 parasports in regions across Canada received a total of $154,679.17 from the Para-Equipment Fund. Due to the matching nature of the Fund by the recipient, a total of $309,358.34 will be invested into the parasport system.

"Our involvement in the Para-Equipment fund allows us at Invacare and our performance wheelchair team at Top End to work towards our goal of making life's experiences possible," said Vince Morelli, General Manager of Invacare Canada, a leading manufacturer of wheelchairs for both everyday use and competitive sports. "The Fund will help nurture the hopes and dreams of more kids with disabilities, allowing them to participate and be active through Invacare's product lines - and maybe even one day compete for Canada at the Paralympic Games!"

The Recruitment Program Fund (RPF) awards grants of up to $10,000 to sports organizations to financially support the creation of a new sports program or the expansion of an existing successful program that provides a positive introductory sports experience for participants with a disability.

Funds may be used towards enhancing program options, such as facility rental space, coaching, volunteer training and more.

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