SWS serves as an official sponsor of the first Boccia International Championship to be held in Japan
March 5, 2018 Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
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|
* 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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