2018 Round 3 Top 3 Finalist

START Foundation: Get STARTed

Get STARTed assists amputees to achieve their sporting dreams.

START Foundation empowers amputees in life through sport, by providing financial assistance to purchase sport specific prosthesis or have equipment adapted to achieve their sporting dreams.

START Foundation’s vision is a world where an amputation is no barrier to participating in sport and achieving sporting dreams.

The START Foundation will partner with the Amputee Association of NSW who coordinate "Amp Camp" a unique camping program for Australian youth living with limb difference to help more young people be active and enjoy sport. Through the START Foundation's Get STARTed Program amputees will be motivated and inspired amputees to strive for their sporting dreams.

Amp Camp brings together youth from all over Australia to a camp on the outer edge of Sydney to share in a peer experience that breaks down the isolation of their difference. The camp introduces amputees to a whole new and empowered world of independence through physical activity and community, and will help create friendships to last a lifetime and foster a passion for sport.

One of the biggest hurdles for amputees participating in sports is the cost of sports specific prosthesis or adaptive sporting equipment.

The Get STARTed Program and the camp will motivate and inspire young amputees to get into sport and enjoy physical activity.

A Sunsuper Dreams for a Better World grant will provide the required prosthesis or equipment for the participants to continue to be active and achieve their sporting dreams beyond Amp Camp.   

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