28 March 2018

BMD’s proud to fund Indigenous grant through Sport Access Foundation

BMD has partnered with Sport Access Foundation to fund a grant which helps young Australians with a disability participate in sport and achieve to the best of their abilities. The BMD grant is available to an Indigenous youth with a disability residing in the Northern Territory. Having operated in the Top End for more than 20 years, our partnership of the Sport Access Foundation builds on the long-term support we have provided to more than 20 local sporting organisations and community groups. BMD Regional Manager, Richie Ward said the company was proud to contribute to the development of a young athlete from the Territory. “We’re very pleased to support Sport Access Foundation to offer this fantastic opportunity to a young Territorian to help realise their sporting ambitions,” he said. “Living in the Territory with its geographical distance from the rest of Australia can mean athletes face additional challenges, so it’s important that initiatives such as this give every opportunity for participation in sport and its recognised benefits.” “BMD’s sponsorship of the Sport Access Foundation grant reaffirms our commitment to supporting the local communities in which we operate, and builds on the assistance provided to over 2 sporting groups and community organisations since we began operating in the Top End in 1997,” he said The grant will be available for application at the end of March 2018 and is open to children and teenagers aged between 7 and 17 years old with a physical or intellectual disability. Katie Kelly OAM, a two-time World Champion Paratriathlete who won gold at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, is the founding Board Member of Sport Access Foundation. The Foundation provides financial support to young athletes with a disability to assist with the cost of participation in sport. For more information, visit the Sport Access Foundation website.

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