Diversity and inclusion are key imperatives for Citi, and our support of Para sports and Para athletes gives us a powerful platform to change perceptions of people with disabilities. Being the founding partner of PARA SPORT is the latest step in Citi’s long-standing commitment to Para sports, through various partnerships with the International Paralympic Committee, Move United, and 50+ Para athletes over the past 10+ years.
The new PARA SPORT program has three core elements:
Helping people with disabilities engage more actively in sport by raising awareness of Para sport opportunities and the benefits of the programs for them and their families.
Creating inclusion through sport, which is often about the people we meet, the memories made along the way, and a togetherness felt by both individuals and their families.
Giving people an opportunity to challenge themselves and help increase their confidence. Those involved in Para sport have a profound sense of freedom, empowerment, and a strong sense of personal identity