Academy promotes appreciation, awareness of Paralympics

Children ages 12-18 with physical disabilities as well as coaches, teachers and program leaders who work with them are encouraged to apply for a chance to win a trip to the 2007 National Paralympic Academy.

The academy will be held from June 1-4 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Winners will be announced as part of the first Olympic Week in America, April 30 to May 4. The Olympic Week in America program was created for educators’ use in expanding student awareness and appreciation of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Olympic Movement.

The application deadline for the 2007 Paralympic Academy is April 13. Information and application materials are available on the Center for High Altitude Training web site.