Cambodia Wheelchair Basketball Federation Celebrates Success at the 12th ASEAN Para Games
PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA -
Media OutReach - 13 June 2023 - The Cambodian Wheelchair Basketball Federation (CWBF) has organized a congratulatory ceremony to proudly announce and celebrate the remarkable achievements of the Cambodian wheelchair basketball teams at the 12th ASEAN Para Games.
The event took place at the National Centre for Disabled Persons and was presided over by Senior Minister Ly Thuch, President of CWBF, and Her Highness Princess Sisowath Kanthireth, Honorary President of CWBF. Representatives from the Embassy of Japan, the Prince Foundation, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and distinguished guests from the private sector were also in attendance. The athletes received gifts in appreciation of their efforts.
"Peace has rewarded Cambodia and its people as the women's wheelchair basketball team brings home gold and silver medals from the 12th ASEAN Para Games," stated Senior Minister Ly Thuch. "The dedication and hard work of our athletes have paid off, making our nation proud. This victory underscores our athletes' strength and progress in promoting inclusivity in sports. May this historic win inspire all Cambodians to strive for excellence under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen. Congratulations to our extraordinary women's wheelchair basketball team!"
The Cambodian wheelchair basketball team demonstrated exceptional skills, teamwork, and determination at the 12th ASEAN Para Games. The women's wheelchair basketball team clinched the gold medal in the 3x3 event and secured the silver medal in the 5x5 event, showcasing unwavering resilience and skill. The women's team also qualified to compete in the 4th Asian Para Games, set to take place in Hangzhou, China, in October 2023.
The outstanding achievements of the Cambodian wheelchair basketball teams are a testament to their hard work and dedication as well as Cambodia's commitment to inclusivity and accessibility in sports.
With the leadership of Senior Minister Ly Thuch and H.H. Princess Sisowath Kanthireth, and contributions from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Prince Foundation, led by philanthropist Neak Oknha Chen Zhi, the wheelchair basketball teams have reached significant milestones. CWBF will continue to empower individuals with disabilities, helping them excel in sports and realize their full potential.
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Prince Foundation, founded in 2015, is one of Cambodia’s leading philanthropic foundations. A member of Prince Holding Group, which is one of the largest business groups in Cambodia, the Foundation aims to work with local communities to build thriving living and working environments that elevate people’s well-being and livelihoods following the vision: “Together, Building a Better Future for Cambodia”.
Focusing on education and youth development, healthcare, and community engagement initiatives, Prince Foundation works with partners to deliver sustainable programs that enhance opportunities for Cambodia’s youths, build resilience in communities and contributes to sustainable infrastructure.
The Foundation’s flagship projects are the Chen Zhi Scholarship, offering full scholarships, stipends, internship and work opportunities to 400 Cambodian university students over a period of seven years, and Prince Horology, where aspiring Cambodian watchmakers learn the art of Swiss-style watchmaking in a state-of-the-art facility. Prince Foundation has launched more than 260 philanthropic initiatives, benefiting over 1 million people, with donations exceeding US$16 million.