Blind Fold Challenge 2019

Written by on September 30, 2019

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EVENT DESCRIPTION:   

Day 1;

12 noon – Steak/Cook Out; Bahamas Alliance for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

 6 PM – Raffle drawing; grand prize – New car

8 PM – Mini concert featuring Soulful Groovers/ Motion Band/Sound Traxx Band

Day 2:

7 AM – Blindfold Challenge Fun Run, Walk, Obstacle Course

12 noon – Family Fun Day

4 PM – Blindfold Domino Tournament and games

6 PM – Blindfold Boxing & Mixed Martial Arts Exhibition

The Blindfold Challenge will incorporate a fun run-walk obstacle course and family fun day highlighted with blindfold boxing, blindfold mixed martial arts exhibition matches and other blindfold games. Our intent is to integrate persons with disabilities with the general public while raising funds for the various organizations for Persons with Disabilities )and their initiatives.

PURPOSE & OBJECTIVES:

The mission for hosting The Blindfold Challenge is to provide all participants, especially abled bodied persons with the experience of navigating through a challenging exercise without sight. Additionally, the exercise will teach each team member the importance of working together to accomplish one goal despite your circumstances or position in life.

The combination of either a blind/deaf team, wheelchair user/blind individual team etc. will be most powerful in this exercise, as it will also bring to the forefront the unity amongst persons living with disabilities.

WHAT IS THE BLINDFOLD CHALLENGE?

The Blindfold Challenge will begin the day with a unique Fun, Run, Walk with an inclusive obstacle course along the way, to be completed by teams of two (2) persons. The objective of this challenge is for each team to move as quickly as possible from the starting point to the finish line, safely completing each obstacle in a timed fashion. First Second and Third placed winning team finishers in each category will receive prizes and trophies.

Registrants will navigate in teams of two inclusive members; (One blindfolded or Non-sighted & the other sighted)

Sighted registrants includes persons living with a disability: wheelchair users, hearing impaired or deaf, intellectually challenged or use of adaptive equipment ie. Prosthetic legs or walking devices.

Please Note:

Teams with full mobility / abled bodied will be banded together either by the wrists or ankles for the duration of the Fun, Run, Walk, Obstacle Course. Removal of bands or blind folds will result in immediate disqualification.

Teams with wheelchair users must have their non-sighted or blind folded member push the wheelchair user during the Fun Run Walk Obstacle Course.

There will be four (4) age categories  and one (1)specialty category in the Course;

13 – 21 years

22 – 35 years

36 – 50 years

Over 50 years

Special team Category:

Full Inclusive Teams (teams with two persons living with a disability) 

PRIZES:

Cash and prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams in each age category;

1st place: $500 and trophies

2nd  place: $300 and medals

3rd place: $200 and medals

All entries will receive a special complimentary gold medal for their participation.

Registration fee.

$10 (ten dollars) for thirteen to nineteen years old (13-19 years old)

$20 (twenty dollars) for adults.

TEAM POOL OPTION

Single registration is available to those who do not have a team member. Your name will be entered into a Team Pool  and they will be paired up with someone in their category.

Deadline for registration for the obstacle course is Monday 30th September, 2019.

Teams will provide their own challenge attire wear or their sponsor’s t-shirt, caps or other paraphernalia etc.

Blind Fold Challenge team will provide assigned race bibs that will be worn during the Challenge

Part proceeds from this project will go towards defraying the event’s overhead expenses and donations to the Bahamas Alliance for the Blind and Visually Impaired and other organizations for persons with disabilities.


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