|Date:||October 19, 2019|
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
On the 12th August 2014, the Persons With Disabilities (Equal Opportunities) Act 2014 was inacted in the Parliament of the Bahamas. The bill was designed to achieve equal
opportunities for persons with disabilities; eliminate discrimination on the basis of disabilities; to provides rights, rehabilitation and habilitation for persons with disabilities.
The bill also sort for the establishment of the National Council for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) and for connected purposes.
The KRM Group and their sponsor/partners are committed to supporting the initiatives outlined in the statement above. We are actively pursuing the support and partnerships of
the government, corporate entities, local businesses, civic organizations and individual volunteers in an effort to raise capital to assist organizations for persons with disabilities.
The KRM Group will donate to charity and assist with fundraising initiatives for various non profit organizations. Our aim is to empower the lives of persons with disabilities living in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas by providing funding assistance for education, sports and personal development, training in special needs and inclusive education for interested current or aspiring teachers, housing assistance for family island students living with disabilities seeking special needs or inclusive education, affordable transportation and greater public awareness, visibility and policy matters for persons living with disabilities. The organization intends to achieve these goals through financial partnerships, local and international grants, donations and fundraising initiatives.
To host an annual Disability Outlook Convention for persons living with disabilities, providing Businesses and Entrepreneurs alike the opportunities to Inclusive Innovations along with interested support systems in The Bahamas. At the convention, attendees will be updated on the progress from The KRM Group, each NGO for persons with disabilities, Ministry of Social Services & Urban Development specifically Disability Affairs Division and International Partners to receive moral support, access technology, policy and training opportunities.
To develop an affordable public transportation program that will assist persons living with disabilities for medical, education , career and social needs.
To provide more public awareness and Public Service Announcements on disabilities and the rights of persons with disabilities.
Through a partnership with your ministry/company/organization, we would have the opportunity to empower Persons living with Disabilities economically for education, career, sports, personal development training and access to technical devices and programs in order to thrive. We would also be able to educate the general public on disability etiquette through awareness activities and interaction. Most of all, individuals living with disabilities will gain increased visibility ; providing access opportunities proving “ Inclusion drives innovation for persons living with disabilities to thrive”.