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“Courage in Motion”, the annual bike ride in which dozens of IDF Disabled Veterans take part alongside riders from North America, was successfully launched this past Sunday for the eight consecutive year.
Close to 400 young men and women came out on a rainy night to support Friends of Israel Disabled Veterans and the heroic warriors wounded while protecting Israel during Operation Protective Edge last year. Sponsored and coordinated by the Young Leaders Committee, this event introduced FIDV and Beit Halochem to many of the guests for the first time.
Israel sent the largest delegation ever to the 2015 IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport World Cup - St. Petersburg
Around 130 dancers from nearly 20 countries competed in St. Petersburg, Russia, from 5-6 September, for the first IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport World Cup. Amongst these were delegations from: Israel, Belgium, Austria, Korea, Hong Kong, China, Kazakhstan, Slovakia, Germany and others.
Moran Samuel secured her place at the Rio 2016 Paralympics on Wednesday, advancing to the final of the arms-shoulders single scull 1,000-meter competition at the World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette, France.
From Australia with love: A very moving donation was received recently at the Zahal Disabled Veterans Organization from a young lad from Sydney who decided to donate his Bar Mitzvah gifts – for the benefit of wounded soldiers. “They defend Israel, they deserve it”, he explained his decision.
At a moving sports scholarship award ceremony on July 15th 2015, seventy four excelling athletes and coaches received scholarships totaling NIS 470,000. These scholarships are awarded to sportsmen and women for their outstanding achievements, potential and contribution in their chosen sport.