Shimizu Volunteer Academy
The Shimizu Volunteer Academy is a volunteer training course that we hold to help train volunteers who have a broad understanding of people with disabilities and sports for people with disabilities. We held the academy in cooperation with local governments and schools during fiscal 2016.
Official Sponsor of the Japanese Para-Sports Association
Shimizu is now an official sponsor of the Japanese Para-Sports Association (JPSA).
We agree with JPSA's philosophy of promoting independence and social participation of people with disabilities through sports and striving to realize a vital society in which all can co-exist harmoniously. Shimizu will continue to actively engage in activities with JPSA to promote the expansion of sports for people with disabilities in the future.
"Sports for Everyone" sports events to enable all people to experience para sports
Shimizu is a contributing sponsor of the Challenger’s website. This website reports on sports for people with disabilities and is run by the non-profit organization, STAND (Shibuya, Tokyo/Representative: Kazuko Ito) which supports para-sports. We also actively support the STAND-sponsored para-sports events that provide an opportunity for the general public to try out para sports. These events are held nationwide and officers and employees of Shimizu participate as volunteers.
|Fiscal 2014||Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture|
|Koto City, Tokyo|
|Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture|
|Fiscal 2015||Hiroshima City, Hiroshima|
|Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture|
|Matsubara City, Osaka Prefecture|
|Fiscal 2016||Sapporo City, Hokkaido|
|Kawaguchi City, Saitama Prefecture|
|Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture|
|Fiscal 2017||Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture|
|Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture|
Cumulative number of participants to-date: 984 (as of Nov. 2017)
Let's Try! Adapted Sports in Iwamizawa
Thirteen employees from Shimizu participated in an adapted sports event that could be enjoyed by a wide range of people, from small children to the elderly people, people with disabilities, and others. Volunteers assisted in directing parking lot traffic, operating try-out booths, and in the reception area while participants reveled in Paralympic sports such as wheelchair rugby and blind soccer.
Participation as Volunteers in the Oita International Wheelchair Marathon
Interested employees from the Kyushu Branch have served as volunteers for the Oita International Wheelchair Marathon, the largest wheelchair marathon in the world, since 2015. Volunteers assist with running the marathon by working as course safety patrols, checking the belongings of competitors, distributing boxed lunches, and serving in other roles.