Thought the 2012 Olympic Games were over? Think again! In just two days, the Summer Paralympic Games kick off, and the competition will be intense and incredibly inspiring. The 2012 Paralympics (the 14th Paralympic Games) will run from August 29th through September 9th in London.
As of August 26, approximately 2.3 million tickets have been sold for the Paralympic Games – more than any previous Paralympics. But you don’t have to have a ticket in London to support the Paralympic athletes as they gear up to compete.
An estimated 4,200 athletes will compete in 503 events in 20 sports, and these inspiring athletes could all use your support.
Here’s Paralympic Wheelchair Basketball athlete, Alana Nichols, asking for your cheers:
Just like we banded together during the 2012 Olympic Games, I’m asking my readers once again to raise up a united cheer for our US @TeamVisa athletes, Alana Nichols (Paralympic Wheelchair Basketball – @alananichols21) and Jessica Long (Paralympic Swimming – @jessicalong92).
And, yes, I have another little incentive to go along with this post…
Win $40 in Visa gift cards!
One lucky reader will receive two $20 VISA gift cards (equaling $40 total).
- To enter, leave a comment below telling me which Paralympic sport or athlete you are most excited to watch in the 2012 Paralympics.
- For extra/optional entries, I would love to have Better in Bulk readers create the most number of cheers for our athletes! Just click the yellow cheer button above and let me know in a comment what athlete, team or country you submitted a cheer for (it would be great to cheer for the Paralympians, but ANY cheer is wonderful).
- For ANOTHER extra entry, share this post on twitter. Here’s a sample tweet to copy and paste:
Paralympic @TeamVisa athletes give their all. Join @1momof5 to CHEER & enter to win $40 #giveaway #VisaGoWorld http://bit.ly/NWJYzw
You can tweet and CHEER every day for entries. Just remember to leave a comment for each tweet or cheer.
This giveaway is open to everyone and will run through the entire Paralympic Games and end on September 9, 2012 at midnight. Winner will be chosen at random and notified via email.
Disclosure: I am blogging on behalf of Visa’s Team Visa athlete program and receive compensation for my time, but the thoughts, words, and promotions on this page are mine, not Visa’s. The gift card promotions are not sponsored by Visa in any way.
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