Rachel Corrie Sports Tournament for Athletes With Disabilities

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First organized in 2014, this multifaceted tournament is an inspiration of Dr. Eid Shaqura, Chairman of the Al Basma Club for the Disabled in Gaza, who has a strong relationship with Craig and Cindy Corrie and is great admirer of Rachel.

Featuring over 150 male and female athletes taking part in football, table tennis, and wheelchair marathon, the event is organized by the Al Basma Club for the Disabled and provides a sport forum for those with disabilities such as the deaf, amputees, paraplegics and polio victims. It takes place in December, timed to coincide with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

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The chairman of Al Basma Club is Eid Shaqura. Eid told us: “We are very excited at the prospect of holding this tournament each year for our members. These events greatly help in expanding the participation of disabled athletes in the sport actives to guarantee their full participation in Gazan society.”

10850506_10152838670573864_290523153_nThe event is endorsed by numerous Gazan NGO’s, such as the Palestine Paralympic Committee, Palestinian Sports Federation for the Deaf, Palestinian Table Tennis Federation for Persons with Disabilities, The Ministry of Youth and Sport, and many more. Read more.