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The next best thing to actually being there in the flesh, Paralympics Australia has today announced the launch of its new ‘Green and Gold Virtual Seat’ campaign ahead of the Tokyo Paralympic Games. The campaign encourages Australians to buy a virtual seat from just $25 and help raise $500,000 in support of this year’s Australian Paralympic Team and tomorrow’s Paralympians.

The campaign will see Australian fans receive a unique and personalised virtual seat, along with bragging rights and a customised graphic to share across their social media platforms.

Let’s fill the stands at Tokyo 2020! Buy a virtual seat today and show your support of our Australian Paralympic Team.

Lynne Anderson, CEO of Paralympics Australia, said funds raised through campaigns such as this help our Para-athletes compete on the international stage, and provide the 20 percent of Australians living with a disability the opportunity to shine through sport.

“Our Green and Gold Virtual Seat campaign is so much more than just a seat at the Games. It will not only enable us to nurture our current Paralympic talent, but also help launch the dreams of future Paralympic superstars,” said Lynne.

“Our goal is to advance the Paralympic movement and Para-sports within Australia, whilst working to create a more inclusive society. This means our efforts are not solely focused on the elite. From a grassroots level, we collaborate with governments, sporting bodies and the community to recognise and develop future Paralympians.”

Paralympics Australia provides funding for programs at both the elite and grass roots levels of Para-sport to help ensure Australian living with a disability have more opportunities to participate in sport at the level of their choice.

The Tokyo Paralympic Games commences Tuesday 24 August. Get behind the Australian Paralympic Team and secure your own Virtual Green and Gold Seat at the Tokyo Paralympic Games.

By: Paralympics Australia
Posted: 9/8/2021