Athlete in Excellence: Lao Khang

When we received Lao's nomination from the Lao Rugby Federation, we were so impressed with her story. We are huge fans of sport for development, especially in areas where youth may never otherwise have the chance to participate in sport. Lao first encountered rugby as a young adult through one of the Lao Rugby Federation's sport for development outreach programs. Since then, she has become a leader in the sport and her community. 

Read Lao's story

Watch her acceptance video:
Lao Khang - Athlete in Excellence
Lao Khang - Athlete in Excellence

This weekend wraps up the 2015 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships in Buffalo, New York. The event has already seen records being set -- that is records in spectator and broadcasting numbers. Six of the eight competing countries are broadcasting the games live and streaming on the web. Capacity crowds have filled the venue to watch the games. More and more people are becoming involved in the paralympic movement. 

We are thrilled with these results, as we supported the IPC and this event with a grant as they raise awareness about parasport. Earlier in the week, we traveled to Buffalo to share in the excitement of the event, attend some of the games, and interview a few of the athletes. We look forward to sharing these interviews with our fans in a future educational piece, which will take a deeper look into parasport and how sport can be accessible to everyone.

Here are a few photos from our time in Buffalo. You can find more on our Instagram. Tune in this weekend to watch the finals!

Local youth participate in the Opening Ceremony.

This year's event included a Skills Competition before the games began. It was a fun event that promoted sportsmanship and good-natured competition. 
(Photo credit: Bill Wippert)

Tyler McGregor and our mascot Globie after his interview and a winning game.

We are accepting applications for our new Exceptional Youth Scholarship! This $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to 5 high school juniors or seniors who have a record of outstanding community service and a GPA of at least 3.0. 

The deadline to apply is May 16, 2015!  To learn more about this scholarship and the application requirements, click here .

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The Foundation for Global Sports Development strives to be a leader in the sports community by delivering and supporting initiatives that promote fair play, education, and the physical and developmental benefits of sports for youth around the world.