This year we resolve to…?
How do you ________________fill in your blank?
At Special Olympics our goal is to expand public mindsets and opinions to truly understand what we do within our communities. If we were to ask you what “Special Olympics” is, ….what would you answer? For many it would be “The Special Olympics Games”. An annual event we host that elicits images of athletes holding up medals or crossing the finish line to cheers of applause and smiling faces.
We are much more than a dedicated network of 340 coaches offering over 160 weekly programs supported by 450 volunteers for 1700 athletes in Nova Scotia, alone.
We are inspired to deliver • Advisors for proactive government policy to advocate social change for families • Builders of over 20 Nova Scotian communities with regional chapters, parental support groups, youth and health teams • Trainors of athletes in competitive sports that set national sports records like Jackie Barrett • Organizers of health and wellness programs such as FunFitness, Opening Eyes, Special Smiles, and Healthy Hearing • Connectors and sources of support for a network of social assistance programs and providers including NSDSS and RRS
Most notably, we have been given the opportunity to #changethegame by implementing the first Play Unified sport program in Canada. Play Unified offers school sport programs for elementary and high school athletes with an intellectual disability to play side by side with their school mates to break the stereotypes of those living with a disability amongst our next generational leaders.
We need your support in order to support our Athletes, communities and families.
You can be inspired too!
- Join us to celebrate on January 27th and be inspired by our Athletes and Families purchase a Special ONS gala ticket 2016
- Sponsor a Special Olympic Athlete to attend the inspired celebration and purchase a gala ticket for them
- Be there ‘virtually’ and text to donate: TEAMNS to 20222 to donate $10 to Special Olympics Nova Scotia on January 27th
We hope with your inspiration and our intentions we meet to celebrate our athletes and reach our fundraising goal of $75,000 for 2016!