How your donation helps
Our vision is to increase the reach of Special Olympics so that every person with an intellectual disability has the opportunity, in their local community, to participate in high quality Olympic style sport and leadership activities that bring life-changing experiences of increased skills, self-confidence and joy.
Increasing the reach of our Healthy Athlete Programme and giving athletes access to health supports and screenings helping them in identifying and correcting any health issues e.g. on a team of 10 Special Olympics Athletes:
· 3 will fail a hearing test
· 2 will have a low bone density
· 5 will have significant problems with flexibility and 4 with balance, causing a risk of injury
· 6 will be overweight/obese and at risk for chronic health conditions.
Increasing the reach of our Athlete Leadership Programme which opens up opportunities for our athletes to get involved in non-sport related programmes to achieve personal goals like job applications, public speaking and improving their confidence.