For the 6th year in a row, Finish Line will be holding its annual holiday fundraising campaign benefiting Special Olympics. The fundraiser will take place from November 15 until December 31, 2017. Over 560 Finish Line stores across the United States are participating!
Like before, customers will be asked to make donations at check-out to help benefit Special Olympics. In addition to in-store donations, you will also be able to make online donations and round up on your online purchases.
Click here to shop online or make a donation, or you can visit a store in your area! Find a location near you in Alexandria, Gretna, Kenner, Lake Charles, Metairie, New Orleans, and two stores in Baton Rouge and Lafayette.
The Unified Champion Schools approach incorporates Special Olympics sports and related activities while enhancing the youth experience and empowering them to be change agents in their communities. This requires a shift in current programs and paradigms from a focus on events to committing to a movement advocating for youth as leaders. This programming promotes social inclusion in schools to ensure special education and general education students are equitably engaged. Teachers and students are encouraged to collaborate and create supportive classrooms, activities and opportunities. Students should be encouraged and supported to be agents of change, have opportunities to be leaders, and participate in collaborative school activities. To achieve this, school leaders and educators must foster a socially inclusive school climate that emphasizes acceptance, respect and human dignity for all students. A socially inclusive school is a place where no student is excluded because of the degree or type of disability or the services required to meet his/her needs.
For almost 50 years, the bravery of Special Olympics athletes all over the world has opened hearts & minds. Now, you have the opportunity to keep a piece of their inspiration with you every day through the new Alex and Ani #BeBrave bangle! LINK
Calling all athletes, families, coaches, partners, and volunteers. This is your chance to shine!
One of our favorite things here at SOLA is hearing amazing stories from our Special Olympics community.
Please share your story with us. We want to know how you became involved with Special Olympics and what kind of difference it has made in your everyday life! You could even share your best photos from an event or competition.
We will even share some of your stories to our blog, Facebook, and Twitter!
You can post your stories or pictures into the comments below or email us!