Under the auspices of Ghana Tennis Federation, Yak-Dan Group of Companies, Pricelessmom Foundation, One Yogo, and Cruyff Foundation, the 2015 Yak-Dan National Wheelchair Tennis Juniors Camp was successfully held at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi over the weekend.
The event, which had the theme “Breaking Barriers for Persons with Disability through Wheelchair Tennis”, attracted several children with physical disability in Ghana.
For the first time in the lives of disabled children from the Orthopedic Training Centre (OTC), Physically Challenged Action Foundation (PCAF), Garden City Special Schools, and Ghana Society for the Physically Disabled (GSPD), these children were introduced to wheelchair tennis.
Speaking to the media, the Chief Executive Director of Yak-Dan Shipping Company Limited – Mr. Daniel Nii Mensah – said introducing children with physical disabilities to wheelchair tennis is a stepping stone for all those who want to choose tennis as a career in sport.
“Getting them at this stage and with what I’ve seen, I believe that it’s a stepping stone for the children who want to do tennis even as a career in sports and we are all in to support this good cause,” he stated.
The National Coordinator of Ghana Wheelchair Tennis, Mr. Henry Larbi, called on all corporate and developmental organizations to support Ghana Wheelchair Tennis.
Two physically challenged children, Francis Acquah and Gafaru Mohammed, were selected among over 50 participants at the end of the clinic to represent Ghana at the prestigious ITF Johan Cruyff Africa Regional Juniors Camp in South Africa from September 28 to October 5, 2015.
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