Shimizu Volunteer Academy
We hold a Shimizu Volunteer Academy training course to provide volunteers with broad knowledge about people with disabilities and Paralympic sports.
We have joined in public-private partnerships and industrial-academic partnerships to hold these courses since FY2016 to bring the experience to more people.
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. We are also an active supporter of the hands-on para sports events sponsored by STAND and held nationwide. Shimizu officers and employees have served as volunteers at these events since 2014.
|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|
|Yachiyo City, Chiba Prefecture||Fiscal 2018||Minamisoma City, Fukushima Prefecture|
|Shibuya Ward, Tokyo|
|Osaka City, Osaka|
Cumulative number of participants to-date: 1,449 (as of Mar. 2019)
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.