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Description: Sports to make a difference in peoples lives. Sport Matters is dedicated to using the power of sport as a tool for changing the lives of people in Australia, the Pacific, Asia and Africa. To achieve its goals, Sport Matters mixes sports with social outcomes. Goals targeted by Sport Matters include health, education, economic development, disaster, peace and the environment. Depending on the situation, Sport Matters will tailor its aims to the needs of the community.
How it began: It stared with helping people with disabilities in Alice Springs, Australia. Two women, Jackie Lauff and Liesl Tesch, both mentioned this idea at work. Seeing their common interest, together they sourced 12 new basketball wheelchairs and delivered a series of coaching, refereeing and disability awareness workshops in Alice Springs. This was the first project coordinated by the two co-founders of Sport Matters.
If you are interested and want to know more, visit: http://www.sportmatters.org.au/