The Bob Cook games take place every August at the County Ground Athletics Track, Swindon. Competitors with physical or mental disabilities participate in a range of events including running, relays, discuss, shot put, javelin and bowls amongst others. Exhausted but happy participants are rewarded with medals for their achievements which they proudly carry back home to the borough.
Named in honour of Bob Cook, who was Charter President of Chippenham Lions Club in 1974, District Treasurer from 1980 to 1988, and who founded the games.
Most of the organisation of the day is provided by Chippenham Lions Club with particular help from Highworth Lions Club. However financial support and manpower on the day is provided by clubs throughout the South West, South Wales and the Midlands.
The event is marshalled by AAA Officials to ensure fairness and accuracy. There are events for all categories of disability and the objective is for participating individuals and groups to have a fun day out.
Bridgend Lions are proud to have sponsored entrants from Penybont Gateway Club and Every Link Counts, providing travel arrangements and commemorative t-shirts.