The stage was set for the inaugural Play Inclusive 2018, Singapore's largest unified sporting competition on 14 July at the OCBC Arena. Some 450 participants from 38 different schools took part in Football, Floorball, Basketball and Badminton.
The aim of the event was to encourage inclusion in society where individuals with and without intellectual disabilities can come together to take part in sport, foster unity and in the process learn valuable life skills such as teamwork, determination and courage. A testament to the vision of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, to see athletes and partners play and compete alongside one another was truly a moving moment.
Together with the unwavering support of the spectators, the athletes, partners as well as teachers, parents and volunteers each contributed to the success of Play Inclusive 2018. In the end, it was smiles all around and a yearning to come back next year to participate in an event that now holds a special place in the hearts of many.