Young Athletes Program

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With the generous support of the Mattel Children’s Foundation, the Young Athletes Program is an innovative sports play program designed to introduce children with intellectual disabilities to the world of sports prior to their Special Olympics eligibility.

Designed for children ages 2 through 7, the Young Athletes program is designed to strengthen physical development and self-esteem by building skills for future sports participation and socialization. These skills can also help increase the participant’s motor tracking and eye-hand coordination. The program encourages families to become involved as the child learns success through physical activity, all while connecting with their intellectually disabled child in unique ways.

 

Giving Tuesday!

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Every gift before midnight will be matched to make TRIPLE the impact. 
Please, give now.

We have big news! We’re celebrating Giving Tuesday today with a limited chance to have your gift MATCHED. This means before the day is over you have the chance to help three times the number of athletes.Give now!

Giving Tuesday has always been a big day for Special Olympics. With your support, we’ve been able to come together to support athletes across Louisiana to ensure they have what they need to step off the sidelines and into the game. Here are three suggested gifts to make sure we can continue this great work together in 2017:

1.    $19.81 will be tripled to give training to an athlete for an entire year

2.    Your gift $99.05 will be tripled to train an athlete for the next FIVE years

3.   And a gift of $198.10 will be TRIPLED to train an athlete for the next DECADE.

The work we can do together this #GivingTuesday is unparalleled with this match, but time is running out. Step up and help three times the number of athletes today.

 

P.S. Your money is 100% tax-deductible and 100% TRIPLED. But this #GivingTuesday offer only lasts until midnight tonight. Don’t wait.

Finish Line

This holiday season we are working with Finish Line to get even more athletes off of the bench & into the game!

For the fifth year in a row, Finish Line will be holding its annual holiday fundraising campaign benefiting Special Olympics from November 17 – December 25, 2016 at over 600 Finish Line stores across the United States. Finish Line is national partner of Special Olympics who provides support for fitness programming and robust volunteer support across the country.

Learn how you can help them too: http://bit.ly/2eGqdlu.

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