Make a Date with Inspiration – Maccabi Awards Event

May 28, 2010 by Odile Faludi - Maccabi NSW
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What are you doing on the 3rd of August? Want to meet someone very special?

Come to the Maccabi Awards Event commencing at 6.45pm and be inspired! It will be a cocktail party with finger food to start. Followed by an auditorium style award presentation finishing around 9.30pm. The venue is Moriah College Drama Theatre.

Hugh Jackman sends his regrets but we are very fortunate to have Anthony Goodridge as our wonderful MC.

It’s simply inspiring to watch, or hang out, with people who are the best at what they do. Make a point to learn from their outlook on life and absorb their unique energy.

Make a date with Inspiration! Meet our very special guest, Louise Sauvage, OAM

Louise Savage

Louise Sauvage captured the attention of the world media and through her sporting achievements has created herself into a household name internationally.

She defied those that doubted her when at 18 years of age she declared that she was to become a professional sportsperson and would earn a living from her sport. 15 years later she retired as one of Australia’s most successful sportsperson. She changed the perception of not only elite athletes with a disability and the sports they compete in, but helped create awareness, education and acceptance of disability in general and in the eyes and minds of the media and the public.

Louise represented Australia at four Paralympic Games (Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney and Athens), three Olympic Games (Atlanta, Sydney and Athens) in the 800m Women’s Wheelchair Demonstration Race, Commonwealth Games and World Championships. During her illustrious career she recorded World Records in every distance on the track from 100m to 5000m setting her last World Record in August 2004 just one month prior to officially retiring.

Nine Gold and four Silver Paralympic medals, two Gold and one Bronze Olympic medal, Commonwealth Games Silver, five IAAF World Championship Gold and victories in some of the world’s most prestigious road races including 4 Boston Marathon titles and 1st place victories in the Los Angeles, Honolulu and Berlin Marathons are recorded against Louise’s sporting achievements.

Louise’s career achievements have been recognised worldwide. She has been inducted in the Sport Australia Hall of Fame, has been given Legend status in the NSW Hall of Champions, named Australian Female Athlete of the Year, World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability, Australian Paralympian of the Year (on four occasions) and International Female Wheelchair Athlete of the Year (twice).

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