For more than a month, students and staff at Collège Français de Longueuil mobilized to launch a fundraiser that raised $10,000 for the Défi sportif AlterGo. The fundraiser was also accompanied by several awareness activities for the students.
Un élève aux yeux bandés teste la déficience visuelle en se servant d'une canne.

This is the second year that the Collège Français de Longueuil and the Défi sportif AlterGo have partnered to benefit the event. In total, the campaigns have raised over $27,000. The money will be used to purchase adapted sports equipment for the event. “We would like to thank all the generous donors. This money makes a real difference in the lives of more than 7,000 young people who participate in the school component of the Défi sportif AlterGo,” said Maxime Gagnon, president and CEO of AlterGo.

Excitement was at its peak in the school’s gymnasium for the Collège Français AlterGo Tournament, which took place on March 31 and April 1. The students had 2 weeks to practice wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball during their physical education classes before participating in the tournament.Les élèves du Collège Français jouent au basket en fauteuil roulant

“The students loved the initiative! In addition to discovering new sports, they became more aware of the reality of people with functional limitations,” said Chantal Dubé, principal of Collège Français de Longueuil.

The class that raised the most money is now preparing to go play a parahockey game against a team from Montreal.

If you would like to organize initiatives like these at your school, you can contact Michelle Boulanger at michelle@altergo.ca.

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