From the 24th to the 29th of March, 2013, in Chile, will take place the Copa America of the Liga de Futbol especial, organized jointly by the Granja Andar Association of Argentina and the Chilean Association ADAES, with which HandiCap sur le Monde goes into partnership the time of an edition. Replica of the international football tournament of South America “Copa Libertadores”, the difference is about the teams, which are formed of young people in situation of mental disability. Program and details of a sportive event.The “Liga de Futbol Especial” is a program of the Granja Andar Association from Argentina, created in 1998, which is today reproduced in some South American countries, like Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, Paraguay and Peru. The Liga has for main goal the development of football practised by people in situation of disability and to demonstrate that football can be a conveyor of social inclusion.
The Copa America de la liga de futbol especial reunites for the second time more than 100 young athletes in situation of mental disability from several countries of South America. During one week, those athletes will participate to a football tournament in 11 of the principal stadium of Santiago de Chile. The opening ceremony will be the 24th of March in the training centre of the Chile’s University. Finales and awards’ ceremonies are planned for the 28th of March in the Municipality Stadium of Cisterna. The South American Medias are of course invited to this event where personalities are part of the program. The weel-known Chilean player Ivan Zamorano will also be there to welcome the players and support them to give the best of themselves.
HandiCap sur le Monde puts on its studs
As part of its activity with Granja Andar, HandiCap sur le Monde goes with the association and the Argentinian selection in Chile to help for the event’s organization. From the logistics to the games’ supervision, the association will have a lot to do to make this edition a success as much as the first one.
HandiCap sur le monde will also have the occasion to present its project around the world and the global work which will be done with Granja Anda to its partners and Medias of the country during an official presentation on Tuesday 26th of March 2013.