El Deporte Adaptado brought almost 450 disabled children into Pilar de la Horadada last week from youth centres across the entire region for a day of competitive sport.
They came into the town from Villena, Elche, Torrevieja and Crevillente, gathering at Pilar de la Horadada’s excellent deportivo where they enjoyed a massive sports day, which concluded with a fellowship meal.
Starting at 11am the children took part in a large selection of water activities and group games throughout the morning after which every participant received a medal and a small flag commemorating their involvement in such a momentous day.
Organisation of the event was by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, together with the cooperation of municipal workers and employees from CP Alicante (Villena) and IES Haygón (San Vicente).
The Pilar Councillor for Sports, Adrian Lopez, highlighted the work of all those involved in the day which brings such a large turnout into the town every year.
The mayor, José Fidel Ros, said that "the meeting represented a great deal of pride and satisfaction for the people of Pilar de la Horadada, as we make available our excellent facilities to hundreds of visitors from across the region in our endeavour to bring fun and learning and the sharing of experiences and skills that encourage and strengthen the ties and friendships amongst us all."
He said that" Pilar de la Horadada is an excellent place to practice and compete in adapted sports and all initiatives that serve to assist in this regard will be always well supported by the town council and its residents. "
The meeting ended with a cordial meal that was arranged by the Association of Housewives of Pilar de la Horadada.
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