Fundraising quiz and raffle for Cambridge Dons Goalball Club
Saturday, 23 September 2023
- 19:00 - 22:30
- Frank Lee Leisure Centre, Cambridge, CB2 0SN
- £5 per person max team size of 6
A fundraising pub quiz and raffle for the local community sports club for blind and partially sighted people, Cambridge Dons Goalball Club
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Where: Frank Lee Leisure Centre, Addenbrookes Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 0SN
When: Sat Sept 23rd. A soft start at 19:00 for a 19:45 start. Finishes at 22:30
Entry fee: £5 per person (max team size of 6)
Parking is free at Long Road Sixth Form College
To book your spot, please email me with the names/numbers of everyone coming with you to Cambridge.email@example.com
Below is more information on our goalball club and why we are holding this fundraiser.
Goalball is a paralympic team sport played by blind and partially sighted people. We are a warm, welcoming club that aims to give people the opportunity to play goalball at whatever level they want, whether that is the opportunity to take part at domestic tournaments with a group of friends or compete competitively at international level. Since the club was established in January 2012, we have had six members go on to represent team GB. Currently we have more than forty members aged 7 to 50’s. We enter in competitions at all three levels within the UK. Many of the people who play for us do not have the opportunity to play team sports outside of our club, whether that be in school, work, or social setting, so we pride ourselves on providing people with this opportunity.
I was part of a group who founded the Cambridge Dons goalball Club in 2012 after going blind suddenly at the age of nineteen. Not knowing anyone else my age with a visual impairment at the time, playing goalball as part of a local club gave me an invaluable opportunity to make friends and learn from others, as well as opportunities for national and international travel to competitions and watching Goalball at the Rio Paralympics with visually impaired friends that I made through the sport. As chair, player, and coach of the club, I also know the importance our club plays for local visually impaired adults and children; our members include everyone from international students seeking local connections, to children from local families who struggle to be included in team sports at school. Especially for our Juniors, being able to play and excel at a team sport with their friends and siblings makes a world of difference to both their emotional and physical confidence, and the positive impact of regularly mixing with visually impaired adults that they can look up to and seek advice from cannot be underestimated.
The biggest way that I, and others like me, have benefitted from being involved with the Cambridge Dons is through the community of visually impaired peers and friends we have formed together, and I am certain that setting up and developing the Cambridge Dons club to grow over the last 11 years is what has played the most significant role in helping me adapt to living with a visual impairment.
All the best and hope to see you on Sat 23rdSept, the more the merrier
Frank Lee Leisure Centre
Addenbrookes Hospital, Hills Road
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