What you'll do
Let's play as a paralympic athlete! We are inviting you to join us in this fabulous experience, which will change your mind about people, about life and about yourself. First of all, you will be conducted to a conversation along with us, athletes with impairments, about our lives, experiences and achievements. More than that, you will have a chance to play as a paralympic athlete! Have you ever thought about playing Blind Football? You don't need just to think about it... Come to play with us! After playing, it's time for a snack! A Blind Snack, in which you will experience the daily life of a blind person. At the end, we will have time for photos with the athletes and their sportive equipment, medals and trophies. We invite you to share our experience on social media using #ureceexperience
The host of the experience is Marcos Lima. A blind football 5-a-side player for several years, he was also the first blind Brazilian to ski in the snow. Journalist by graduation, he has worked in the Organization of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Rio 2016. In addition to one of the URECE's founders, he is the creator of the project Histórias de Cego (Blinds Stories), with Facebook and Youtube channel.
About the organization
Urece Sport and Culture for the Blind
Urece is a non-profit organization founded in 2005 and it aims the development and inclusion of visually impaired people through sports and cultural activities. Under the slogan “We see no obstacles”, we offer training classes to athletes from the early ages up to the professional level. Since then, our athletes were awarded with 17 medals in Paralympic Games.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Urece Sport and Culture for the Blind.
Where you'll be
We are located in the Historical Center of Rio de Janeiro. Inaugurated in the beginning of 20's century, Rio Branco Avenue has an impressive collection of buildings representing different Brazilian archteture's period. Urece's headquarters is in one of those buildings and it's where the activity will be held.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 8 guests ages 8 and up can attend.
It is highly recommended wearing comfortable clothes and appropriate shoes for sportive activity. Please avoid high heels, sandals and flip flops and any kind of clothes that restrict the movement.
Let's Play Paralympic Sport!