THE CHAIRMAN'S AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

 
REUVEN HELLER

Presented: 2012
Location: Israel

Since 1964, Reuven Heller has been Head Coach (later Sports Director,) of the Ilan Sport Center (Israel Center) for the Physically Disabled in Ramat Gan, Israel.  The Center provides facilities for more than 2,500 disabled participants in 24 sport disciplines.

From 1966 to 1980, Heller coached the Israel National Wheelchair Basketball team, which earned World championships, World cups, European championships and two Paralympic titles.  He was team manager of Israeli delegations to the Paralympic Games in Heidelberg, Toronto, Arnheim, Stoke-Mandeville, Seoul, Barcelona, Atlanta and Sydney. And, he has served in various high-level positions within the international disabled sports community.

In 2009, Heller was awarded Lifetime Achievement honors by the Israeli Olympic Committee.

Reuven Heller
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