To be honoured by receiving a formal invitation from Buckingham Palace to be a batonbearer at the Official launch of the Queen’s Baton Relay on Wednesday 9th October was surreal. This honour is in recognition for my commitment to promoting awareness of ParaSports and actively contributing to the legacy of the Games.
I was absolutely overwhelmed about the prospect of being one of ten batonbearers at the Official launch of the Queen’s Baton Relay. The news came through when I was away in the wilderness!
The ParaSports quest has been truly captivating as it seeks the public engagement and interest in the five ParaSports which will be encompassed alongside the mainstream sports in the Glasgow 2014 Games. I hope by highlighting the ParaSports’s vision through the Queen Baton Relay, it will be endorsed even more.
The ParaSports interests is galvanising momentum and I am confident that Glasgow 2014 can deliver the biggest ParaSports success in the Commonwealth Games history. It will stand the ParaSports movement in good stead for going forward into the future to stage many more Commonwealth Games and allows many disabled athletes to complete competitively.
The Queen’s Baton Relay reaches a momentous stage in the ParaCommonwealth chapter.
(By participating in this fantastic event, it will promote awareness of the Glasgow 2014 Para Commonwealth Game and also raise the profile of the Evening Times.)