Special Olympics Area 2 Winter Games at White Pine Jan. 20
Volunteers and supporters wanted!
January 13, 2011
White Pine Ski Area will be hosting the Special Olympics Area II Winter Games on Thursday, January 20th. Opening ceremonies will begin at 9:30am and competition should be ending around 3:00pm. ULTRA is sponsoring this event. Organizers need volunteers and supporters to come cheer these athletes on. For more information contact Brandy Ackland, Area 2 Director, SOWY Sublette Co. Local Coordinator, (406) 461-1899.
The mission of Special Olympics Wyoming is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic type sports for 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.
Special Olympics is founded on the belief that people with intellectual disabilities can, with proper instruction and encouragement, learn, enjoy and benefit from participation in individual and team sports, adapted as necessary to meet the needs of those with special intellectual and physical limitations.
Special Olympics believes that consistent training is indispensable to the development of an individualís sports skills. In addition, competition among those of equal abilities is the most appropriate means of testing these skills, measuring progress, and providing incentives for personal growth.
Special Olympics creates the opportunity for challenge and personal triumph for athletes, their families, volunteers, and our communities.