Special Olympics is an international, non profit making organization that changes lives by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect worldwide. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement has grown from a few hundred athletes to nearly 3 million athletes in over 180 countries in all regions of the world providing year round sports training, athletic competition and other related programs. Special Olympics now take place everyday changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities in places like China and from regions like the Middle East to the community playgrounds and ball fields in every small neighbourhood’s backyard. Special Olympics provide people with intellectual disabilities continuing opportunities to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, and demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship. (Visit Special Olympics at www.specialolympics.org)
The concept behind donating is to give away what you do have, for instance, donating your time, you may be a blood donor, but in this case we mean money. We at Special Olympics Gibraltar are grateful to donors whose generosity have enabled our athletes, both at home, and travelling abroad to World Games where participation has enabled their potential to shine through.
Donating money means values are important to you, and you are helping to transform our athlete’s lives through sport.