In an emo­tion­al pre­sen­ta­tion, Aus­tralian GG2019 sprint­er Alber­to Camp­bell-Staines watched Queens­land Min­is­ter for Inno­va­tion, Tourism Devel­op­ment and Min­is­ter for Com­mon­wealth Games, Hon. Kate Jones present the first INAS Glob­al Games 2019 tick­et to his moth­er Julie-Anne Staines.

The Tick­et launch was held at Citi­pointe Chris­t­ian Col­lege where Alber­to is a teacher aide and his father, Paul is a teacher.

Alber­to has spent the past months wear­ing hot pink socks and a pink head­band at his train­ing ses­sions to sup­port his moth­er Julie-Anne, who has just com­plet­ed intense med­ical treat­ment fol­low­ing her sec­ond bout of breast can­cer just in time to see her son com­pete at the INAS Glob­al Games here on home soil.

See­ing my moth­er through her pun­ish­ing treat­ment inspires me and I am so glad she will be front and cen­tre when I com­pete. Hav­ing my par­ents at the com­pe­ti­tion means so much to me and I can’t wait to com­pete in front of all my friends and fam­i­ly,” says Alberto.

Min­is­ter Jones said the launch of tick­ets was a key mile­stone in the count­down to Glob­al Games with the cost of tick­ets set at an incred­i­bly afford­able $10 per per­son, per sport, per day, with chil­dren under six years admit­ted free.”

GG2019CEO, Robyn Smith said the Games were shap­ing up to be the biggest in the INAS Glob­al Games his­to­ry with 50 coun­tries already con­firmed to attend.

This is an event where you will see ath­letes who have qual­i­fied to rep­re­sent their coun­tries com­pete with the very best in their field includ­ing many Par­a­lympians with a num­ber look­ing to qual­i­fy for next year’s 2020 Tokyo Olympics.”

This is a unique oppor­tu­ni­ty to expe­ri­ence an inter­na­tion­al event with very afford­able, fam­i­ly friend­ly tick­et prices and guar­an­teed spec­tac­u­lar sport­ing feats” Ms Smith said.



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