EVENT: Disabled mense sports day in Scottsdene

The event was organised by the Kraaifontein division for the Western Cape Association for Persons with Disabilities (APD) and was held at the Scottsdene Youth Centre on Friday.

Disabled people from as far as Delft, Bloekombos, Wesbank, Wallacedene and Scottsdene participated in various games such as hug-a-ball, target throwing, Olympic swimming, egg and spoon and dice.

Myna Otto, 54, from Kraaifontein, who competed and helped to arrange the event, says the aim is to show people that disabled people are capable of doing sports like any other person: “We want to show that disabled people can do sports just like anyone else.

“We invited people from Delft, Wesbank, Bloekombos, Wallacedene and Scottsdene to do various games.

“We had the dice throwing game where a disabled person will throw the dice and move to a block on the colour card.

“The one who throws the correct number at the end is the winner."

Daniel Scheepers, 54 of Scottsdene also participated.

He has been paralysed for years in the upper part of his body: “I have been disabled for years, since my days at school, I have been paralysed in my upper body and doctors have not been able to tell me why.

“It has been a nice day coming out and enjoying myself and playing a ball game.”