Visit of Paralympic Athletes

Pierce – The American College of Greece invited 14 Paralympic athletes and their trainers, to our school, to talk about their experience in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio. In collaboration with the National Athletic Federation for Disabled People and the president of the National Paralympic Committee of Greece, a presentation was hosted at the Pierce Theater.

Our fellow students greeted the athletes enthusiastically, watched a short highlights video of the Rio Paralympics, and asked the athletes questions about their lives and extraordinary experiences. To honor the team, The American College of Greece created two scholarships for the team, covering the tuition cost for Sports Management studies at Deree – The American College of Greece. Later on, the students had the opportunity to take part in some Paralympics sports with the athletes in the school’s gym.

The members of our team had the chance to meet and talk with the admirable athletes of the Greek Paralympic Team, gaining valuable information for the forthcoming project.