ParaSport Spokane believes that through sport, we are helping to create better American citizens and has partnered with PACE to support this belief. (http://pacecommunity.org/)
Partners Advancing Character Education “is grassroots Spokane Valley initiatve to promote the importance of good character through partnerships.”
According to ParaSport Spokane Executive Director, Teresa Skinner “Alignment with PACE supports what we do as ParaSport Spokane, we see sport as a Catalyst for Life and promote athletes acting with Integrity. This belief is the foundation for all that we do.”
To this end, Athletes, Coaches and Parents of ParaSport Spokane have been discussing what it means to be responsible throughout the month of October. At the end of each wheelchair basketball practice, Coach Zuchetto has brought the group together to talk about how athletes have shown responsibility on the court, with their equipment and with their teammates. Discussions even include how athletes can be responsible off of the court with their work at school, helping with chores at home, and helping others in the community.
The character trait for November is Citizenship.
ParaSport Spokane is contributing to the Paralympic Track and Field Community by hosting the upcoming Shoe City Open Paralympic Track meet at Cerritos College in Norwalk, California. Athletes from across America are coming to LA on November 16th to compete for the largest prize purse in US Paralympic Track and Field history. Without the vision and leadership of ParaSport Spokane staff, and the support of Shoe City, the athletes would not have had such a great opportunity.
Follow our progress to see how ParaSport Spokane’s athletes and staff are all being strong Citizens.