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February Luncheon

Date: February 13, 2019
Topic: Let’s Boost all Para Sports Beyond 2020
Speaker: Ms. Rui Sasaki, Japan Wheelchair Tennis Association (JWTA)
Venue: Tokyo American Club
Time: 11:30 Social Gathering   11:50 Luncheon
Fee: ¥5,000 members   ¥6,000 guests
RSVP by noon on 7 February 2019


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February 2019 CWAJ Luncheon

Come learn about the history and spirit of the Paralympics, in particular through the eyes of wheelchair tennis. Since the age of three, first as an observer, then a volunteer and now as Deputy Director of Public Relations for the Japan Wheelchair Tennis Association, our speaker has been intimately involved with wheelchair tennis. Have you ever seen a wheelchair tennis match or para sport? Do you know the difference between the goals of the Olympics and Paralympics? Join us to find out, and to hear about the JWTA Japan Open and how you can view and best support para sports.

Luncheon Program Coordinators
Ursula Bartlett-Imadegawa and Yukari Kusafuka

Speaker Profile

Rui Sasaki has a special relationship with wheelchair tennis. She was positively influenced by a wheelchair tennis tournament held in her hometown at a young age, then she continued her connection through continual volunteer work including helping out at Japan Open tournaments. Upon graduating from university, Rui worked for an airline company as ground staff at Narita before marrying and moving to Malaysia for a few years with her husband before returning to Tokyo and joining the Japan Wheelchair Tennis Association staff.

 Menu –

~Fennel and Homard, Grapefruit Jelly with Champagne dressing
~Grilled Daison Chicken Breast with Fettuccine and Vegetable, Bacon, Olive Tomato Sauce
~ Vegetarian Option: Delicious Black Bean Burritos and Roasted Vegetables
~Rocky Road Chocolate Brownie