Blind Fold Challenge 2019
Written by KingCnote on September 30, 2019
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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
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.
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.
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)
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.
$10 (ten dollars) for thirteen to nineteen years old (13-19 years old)
$20 (twenty dollars) for adults.
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.
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.