The second edition of the premier wheelchair basketball competition in Nepal, the Turkish Airlines ENGAGE Empowering League, has started on May 27, 2017, at Army Physical and Training centre in Lalitpur.
With six weekly days of games lasting until July 1, the Turkish Airlines ENGAGE Empowering League is a unique initiative organized by ENGAGE, a local NGO, to promote not only the physical and mental wellbeing of persons with physical disabilities but also to enhance adaptive sports in Nepal.
According to the organizer, the league has the participation of 6 male and 4 female teams respectively. Wheelchair Sports Association, Jawalakhel Wheelchair Sports Club, Bodhisattvas in Action, Nepal Spinal Cord Injury Sports Association, Spinal injury Rehabilitation Centre and Nepal Army Rehabilitation Centre are the participating team. The league is slated to be played in 4 different venues around Kathmandu.
With the Government of Nepal as Co-Convener, Turkish Airlines as Title Sponsor and the support of the Embassy of Switzerland to Nepal, Turkish Airlines ENGAGE Empowering League is a great example of partnerships among different stakeholders.
Turkish Airlines, which has a wide experience on partnering with various sports activities worldwide, is part of the league through its “Widen your Heart” campaign, the global corporate social responsibility that Turkish Airlines is promoting throughout the world, showing its steadfast commitment and support towards Nepal.