The Halberg Foundation is a charitable organisation founded in 1963 by Olympic legend, Sir Murray Halberg ONZ, MBE. The organisation is based on the belief that all people, regardless of their ability, should have equal opportunity to enhance their lives through sport and recreation.
Since 1963, the Foundation has worked tirelessly to make Sir Murray’s vision a reality for New Zealand’s physically disabled people.
AGT has been supporting the Halberg Foundation, and their philosophy that no child gets left on the side-line, for over 23 years.
The support AGT provides helps to fund the team of nine advisers, based around New Zealand, who work to connect with young people and their whānau by changing perceptions and driving inclusion, by facilitating involvement in sport and recreation.
Bonnie Smail, Partnerships, Marketing and Communications Manager said “For organisations like us, security of funding is now more important than ever. Without the security we have from organisations like AGT we would be unable to continue to develop and improve our long-term programmes which are critical to our success. We are particularly interested in helping schools and teachers to change attitudes by raising awareness and helping them to provide inclusive opportunities for all tamariki. We aim to foster a sense of wellbeing, leadership, and confidence.”
Karen Shea, AGT CEO said, “We’ve been proud to support the Halberg Foundation and the Halberg Games for over 23 years. The longevity of relationships like these mean we can really get to know the organisation, providing support when and where it’s needed to make a real difference in young New Zealander’s lives.”