The Défi sportif AlterGo and the Collège Français de Longueuil are once again partnering to launch an awareness and fundraising campaign to support youth with disabilities. The AlterGo Collège Français Tournament will return during the campaign to provide students with a memorable experience.
This initiative includes several activities that will be presented over the next few weeks. First, from March 14 to 28, students will be able to experience 2 adapted sports during their physical education classes: wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball. They will then be able to put the skills they learned during these sessions to the test at the AlterGo Collège Français Tournament on March 31 and April 1. The winning teams in each sport will face the teachers in a high-stakes final.
“The students and staff of the College are very excited to be working with the Défi sportif AlterGo again. We want to provide a stimulating environment for students and we are convinced that these activities allow young people to grow as individuals, by opening up to differences and becoming more inclusive,” said Chantal Dubé, principal of Collège Français de Longueuil.
In addition, the class that raises the most money for the fundraiser will win the opportunity to play a parahockey game against a team from Parahockey Montreal. In the first fundraiser in 2019, the Collège Français raised more than $17,000 for the Défi sportif AlterGo.
“We find at Collège Français the same human character that makes the Défi sportif AlterGo special. Together, we get young people moving to make a real difference in the lives of thousands of athletes,” added Maxime Gagnon, CEO of AlterGo.
The fundraising goal is to raise $20,000. This money will be used to purchase adaptive equipment for the 7,000 athletes in the school system who participate in the Défi sportif AlterGo.
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The fundraising activities will be held in accordance with current health standards.