SWS serves as an official sponsor of the first Boccia International Championship to be held in Japan

March 5, 2018 Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.

It has been decided that Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd. (SWS) (Head office: Yokkaichi City, Mie Prefecture, President: Fumiyoshi Kawai) will serve as an official sponsor of "The BISFed 2018 ISE Regional Open," an international championship authorized by the Boccia International Sports Federation (BISFed), to be held in Japan for the first time.

Mie Prefecture has been working on the implementation of Para-Sports to promote better understanding of disabilities and promote the independence of disabled persons and their participation in society.

In support of these activities of Mie Prefecture, we at SWS are also providing support as part of the CSR activities in promoting Boccia which will be added as an official sport of the "Mie Tokowaka Championship" to be held in 2021. We will co-sponsor this athletic meet, aiming at further promotion of Boccia.

<Outline of athletic meet>  
Name BISFed 2018 Ise Regional Open
Period Thursday, March 15, 2018 to Thursday, March 22, 2018
Hosted by Japan Boccia Association
In association with Mie Prefecture,
Japanese Para-Sports Association – Japanese Paralympic Committee
Venue Mie Sun Arina
(Address: 4383-4 Aza Kamotani, Asama-cho, Ise-shi, Mie Prefecture)
Participating countries Approx. 40 athletes from eight countries and regions in Asia and Oceania
We will continue to provide active support for the promotion of better understanding of disabilities and for the promotion of the independence of disabled persons and their participation in society.

* What is Boccia?
Boccia is a competitive sport designed for athletes with severe cerebral palsy and is authorized as an official sport of the Paralympics. Players in one team have six red balls and the other team have six blue balls, and compete by rolling their balls as close to the target white ball as possible. (Excerpted from Mie Prefecture's website) )

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