Former Presidents to attend 1st World Intellectual Impairment Sport Awards

Mulder J.Bernard Atha Bob Price_133x200World Intellectual Impairment Sport today confirmed that former President’s Bernard Atha CBE (Great Britain), Jos Mulder (The Netherlands) and Dr Bob Price OBE (Great Britain) will this weekend attend the 1st World Intellectual Impairment Sport Awards taking place in Sheffield, Great Britain.

All have played an influential role in the organization over its 29 year history – guiding its development and growth into an International Federation, managing the organization in the years following the exclusion of athletes with an intellectual disability from Paralympic sport, and overseeing their successful re-inclusion in the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

They will join delegates from the World Intellectual Impairment Sport membership together with local guests from the Sheffield areas to celebrate sport for athletes with an intellectual disability.

Amaury Russo (Brazil), World Intellectual Impairment Sport President explained “This is a wonderful opportunity to not only recognize outstanding athletic achievement, but also the people who often work behind the scenes to make it possible. To do this in the presence of our former Presidents – all of whom played such an important role in making the Federation what it is today – makes this evening particularly special for everybody attending”.

World Intellectual Impairment Sport also today announced the event sponsors including Hilton Hotels who will sponsor the Hall of Fame Award recognizing a lifetime achievement in sport for athletes with an intellectual disability, Irwin Mitchell LLP who will sponsor the Best Female Athlete Award, WGT Sport Ltd who sponsor the Unsung Hero Award, and finally Morrison Insurance Solutions who sponsor the Best Male Athlete Award and are Overall Event sponsors.