Program Spotlight: Special Olympics

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| The Knights of Columbus has a unique partnership with the Special Olympics and has helped disabled athletes train for and compete in games around the world. Knights of Columbus councils have assisted with all aspects of the program from fundraising to feeding the athletes, organizing and judging events, and providing equipment and awards. Without the support of the Knights, participants would not be able to train for the events that they love.
– Who we help: Children and Adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Please see the 2018 Year End Report.
– What is it: Changing the World Through Sports. Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports. The goal of Special Olympics is to create an environment whereby every person with intellectual disabilities is welcomed, accepted and included. Join the dignity revolution! Help advocate for a more inclusive community for people with intellectual disabilities by taking part in one of the many opportunities to make a difference!
– Where: Special Olympics North Carolina is organized at the grassroots level with nearly 100 accredited local programs serving almost every county in the state.  Most local programs are organized by county. The Special Olympics – North Carolina (SONC) has a great lookup tool you can use to find your local program.  Click here to see it.
– When: All year long – Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC) offers sports training and competition in 19 Olympic-type sports to nearly 40,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities. Athletes train for a minimum of eight weeks with an average 1-2 practices per week. Sports competition is available for eligible athletes 8 years old and older, and there is no age limit.
 
Important Upcoming Dates:  2019 Special Olympics NC Summer Games – Raleigh Area May 31 – June 2 (Athletics, Bowling, Cycling, Gymnastics, Powerlifting, Softball Skills, Softball Team, Swimming, Volleyball) More than 1,500 volunteers will be needed in a variety of roles throughout the weekend. To sign up on the SONC website, click the link below.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS SIGNUP
 
Steps to Getting Started:

There are several ways that you can get started supporting Special Olympics North Carolina here are a few:
– Volunteer with your local Special Olympics program
– Take a Leadership Role as a Sport Development Team member
– Serve as a coach
– Participate in a fundraiser
– Donate your time as a sports official by contacting Andrea Stamm
– Volunteer in the SONC Morrisville Office by signing up for a shift online or contacting volunteers@sonc.net
– Compete alongside a Special Olympics athlete through Unified Sports
– If you work with law enforcement, join in our Torch Run efforts
– Get involved in youth leadership in the Special Olympics movement through Unified Champion Schools
– Offer your services as a medical professional at our free health screenings through the Healthy Athletes program.
– Not sure how to get involved? Complete this form with your interests and we will contact you!
“It is in giving oneself that one receives.”– Francis of Assisi
 
Remember to save the appropriate paperwork; copy it and include with your SP-7. For more information and suggestions to help you support or become more involved with Special Olympics North Carolina, please contact Michael Garguilo Special Olympics Chairman – specialolympics@kofcnc.org or see the program guide sheet at:

kofcnc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Special-Olympics-SS.pdf
 
 
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