Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Sam The Boccia Player
Sam has SMA just like Miss Eilidh and he is an experienced Dragon Rider!
Sam also has a mean eye for a game of Boccia apparently.
What is Boccia?
Boccia (pronounced 'Bot-cha') is a Paralympic sport introduced in 1984 and athletes throw, kick or use a ramp to propel a ball onto the court with the aim of getting closest to a 'jack' ball. Boccia is designed specifically for athletes with a disability affecting locomotor function. You can find out more here
At the moment Sam plays using a piece of guttering to direct a propel his ball onto the court but he is hankering after a boccia ramp and we would like to help... So please spread the word and donate if you can: you never know, Sam may well be a Para-Olympian in the making!
Check out Sam's Boccia Page on Facebook here