The Pararoos’ first-ever virtual fundraiser came to a close on Sunday evening with the team powering past its fundraising goal of $25,000 thanks to over 670 generous donations from around the globe.
‘The #UndefeatedChallenge’, held in line with World Cerebral Palsy Day, challenged participants to share and complete a fitness target between October 5 and 11 in support of the Pararoos and their bid to represent Australia at the IFCPF Nations Championships in Spain next year.
After seven days of walking, running, cycling, and wheeling, over $51,000 was raised for the Pararoos – Australia’s national football team for athletes with cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury, or symptoms acquired from stroke.
The funds will be used to provide the squad with two additional camps in the build-up to the 2021 IFCPF Nations Championships in Spain, a tournament that was postponed this year due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
“Everyone associated with the Pararoos is thrilled with the response to our first-ever virtual fundraiser,” Pararoos Head Coach, Kai Lammert, said. “We achieved over double our fundraising target, and these funds will be vital to ensuring we can hold camps in the lead up to next year’s Nations Championships to give the squad the best possible preparation for the tournament.”
“There were over 50 people who chose to ‘Move for the Pararoos’ throughout the challenge, with donations coming from all over Australia, as well as the United Kingdom and parts of Europe in support of our side.