The World Games 2022 Announces Disability Inclusion Partnership with Lakeshore Foundation
Birmingham organizations to develop initiative to promote accessibility at international event.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Oct. 30, 2020) – When The World Games commences in Birmingham, Alabama in July of 2022, it will be the most accessible edition in the event’s 40-year history. Officials from the Birmingham Organizing Committee and Lakeshore Foundation today announced a new partnership that will focus on making The Games more inclusive of adapted sports, athletes, fans and experiences for people with a disability.
Together, the organizations will develop and implement A Journey to One World, One Games, an initiative for disability inclusion and access. The initiative will focus on four primary strategic priorities – establishing a diverse and representative steering committee; creating an inclusive and accessible athlete experience; enhancing accessibility and inclusion for fans; and, developing a training and education program for staff, volunteers and partners.
“Our goal for this program is to make The World Games 2022 a welcoming, accessible and inclusive event for all,” said Nick Sellers, CEO of The World Games 2022. “But beyond that, we also want to create a legacy for accessibility and disability inclusivity for Birmingham and future editions of The World Games – one that will last far beyond 2022.”[Read more…] about The World Games 2022 Announces Disability Inclusion Partnership with Lakeshore Foundation