The aim of the festival is to encourage people with a disability to try a sport or a recreational activity in an environment that is inclusive and supportive as well as helping to raise awareness of the opportunities available to them.
After successfully hosting the softball component of the Special Olympics National Games at Fawkner Park last month we are now turning our attentions to helping out with the festival by offering pop in days on the 2nd-4th December in conjunction with our regular slowpitch activities. The evening will involve a come ‘n try session from 5:30-6:30 pm followed by a game.
Please share this around to any family or friends who you think might benefit, or if you think you can spare an hour or two on the above evenings we’d love to see you in the park.
The following is taken from the DSRF webapge:
The 2014 Disability Sport & Recreation Festival is Victoria’s premier event for the disability sport and recreation sector. Running from 1 to 7 December, this unique community event promotes and celebrates physically active lifestyles for all people of all abilities through participation in accessible and inclusive sport and recreation.
The Festival is run by Disability Sport & Recreation, a Victorian charity committed to improving the health outcomes of Victorians with disability through sport and recreation.
The City of Melbourne through its Active Melbourne program is running a Festival of Fitness to attract new participants and to reconnect people to exercise in an enjoyable and fun way. Activities will be scheduled around the major city parks along with our local Recreational centres based in Carton, Kensington, City as well as North Melbourne.
Melbourne Softball is pleased to announce we will be involved along with other community sporting organisations to showcase our sport in a come ‘n try a new activity program which will be free to the public.
Females and males of all ages will be warmly welcomed at Fawkner Park with a variety of activities planned to ensure everyone has an enjoyable and fun time. There will also be an opportunity to sign up to join in competitions and programs offered by Melbourne Softball commencing on the first Sunday of May.