Special Olympics

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an athletic contest modeled after the Olympic Games but intended for mentally or physically handicapped persons

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Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports for more than 23,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and over 17,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities.
Speaking during the launch at Nkaimurunya Primary School in Kajiado County on Tuesday, Golisano Foundation's Executive Director Ann Costello, emphasised the importance of prioritising health issues among athletes with intellectual disabilities."Our foundation is devoted to helping people with intellectual disabilities by supporting organisations such as Special Olympics.
Continuing Disney and ESPN's 34-year relationship with Special Olympics, Disney will also provide additional sponsorship and in-kind support for the 2022 USA Games and will serve as Presenting Partner for the Volunteer Program.
As you all know, the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 is the largest sports and humanitarian event in the world, which lasted March 14-21, 2019 and gathered 7000 athletes from more than 190 countries of the world, who competed in 24 official Olympic sports.
"Beth has been the heart of Special Olympics New Jersey for nearly 10 years," said PIANJ President Lloyd 'Rip' Bush, CPIA.
She also joined the Special Olympics Global Inclusive Health Forum with 100 high-level global health leaders and influencers and committed to making a difference in the significant challenges that individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) face accessing quality health services (visit specialolympics.org to learn more).
Over the past several years, I have gained an increasing understanding of and appreciation for the Special Olympics through collaboration between the organization and American University, where I am a professor and direct the(http://www.idppglobal.org/)  Institute on Disability and Public Policy.
As part of the partnership, Aldar will support the Special Olympics in the long term in several aspects, reinforcing Aldar's commitment to fostering inclusion and tolerance in the UAE and helps to ensure the long-term sustainability and success of the SO UAE.
Earlier in the day, Etihad invited a group of volunteers from Special Olympics Ireland to a breakfast and special tour of the airline's training facilities to thank them for their support and to wish the team well.
But with love and will power, and especially through the Special Olympics, Dina succeeded in her life.
Claiborne said the Special Olympics came into her life at a difficult moment, as years of frustration threatened to boil over.
"Sports Board Punjab provided best training facilities to Pakistan contingent for the preparation of Special Olympics World Summer Games, " he added.
Sayyid Faisal bin Turki al-Said, President of Special Olympics Oman,
28 (BNA): The Flame of Hope torch lighting ceremony of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 took place at the Zappeion Palace in Athens, Greece, the birthplace of the Olympics.
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