Ever wonder the power of sports? Special Olympics impacts the lives of over 4.9 million athletes in over 172 countries worldwide (Special Olympics, 2017). Special Olympics helps people with intellectual disabilities overcome challenges through sports. To get involved locally Orange County has an upcoming basketball competition on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Here are 3 ways to support Special Olympics.
Donations help athletes obtain healthcare and experience the fun of participating in sports. You can make a donation through the Special Olympics website either monthly or a one time donation. Any amount makes a difference!
Volunteers could include photographers to photograph the events, people involved in health-care to provide free health examinations, or individuals interested in becoming a coach or official. The youth can also become involved in volunteering. There are many ways for students in high school or college to volunteer for events, become a coach, or be a fan.
Team sports bring people together. Special Olympics Unified Sports teams help to achieve that. People with and without intellectual disabilities participate in Unified Sports. This helps to break down stereotypes in an engaging way.
Special Olympics, through the power of sports, helps people with intellectual disabilities to discover new strengths. Special Olympics needs support to continue their mission and goals.
If you are interested in supporting Special Olympics please visit their website at Special Olympics to find local offices near you.