DISABLED athletes were honoured before thousands of spectators at the launching ceremony of the 'Sport - Let's Do it Together' Campaign at Sha Tin New Town Plaza. Having returned with excellent results from the Special Olympics, Stoke Mandeville Wheelchair Games and Italian Wheelchair Fencing Championships, athletes were awarded with Certificates of Recognition by distinguished guests including Legco's Li Ka-cheung, Social Welfare director Department Ian Strachan, Regional Councillor Kan Chung-nin and Hong Kong Sports Development Board chief executive Howard Wells. The 'Sports - Let's Do it Together' Campaign is jointly organised by the Hong Kong Sports Development Board (SDB) and Hong Kong Sports Association for the Physically Disabled (SAP). Since it first launched in 1992, the campaign has attracted athletes and voluntary helpers from both the disabled and able sectors. To encourage wider participation from disabled bodies, regular training programmes for more than 12 sports in various districts are being organised. Special talks to shelter workshops and special schools are being held by SAP on a regular basis. Local competitions are also held to identify outstanding athletes who will eventually represent Hong Kong in major international competitions. Not only is it important to attract participation from the disabled, but much effort has been put into encouraging the public to become coaches and voluntary helpers. The Super Coach Award Scheme has been successful in attracting more than 100 coaches who contribute their time and effort in assisting mentally handicapped athletes. Thirty one coaches were presented with diamond, gold, silver or bronze awards at last year's Super Coach Award presentation for their contributions and commitment to the development of mentally handicapped athletes in Hong Kong.