About Special Olympics
"Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt." - Special Olympics Oath
Mission: To provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities by 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.
Goal: "For all persons with intellectual disabilities to have the chance to become useful and productive citizens who are accepted and respected in their communities."
Philosophy: "Special Olympics believes that through sports training and competition, people with intellectual disabilities benefit physically, mentally, socially and spiritually; families are strengthened; and the community at large, both through participation and observation, is united in understanding people with mental retardation in an environment of equality, respect, and acceptance."
More information about the Special Olympics can be found at the website www.soct.org
About the Eastern Regional Games
When: Saturday, May 11, 2013
Where: University of Hartford and Hartford Public High School
Adaptive - Hartford Public High School
Aquatics - University of Hartford
Race Walking - Hartford Public High School
Wheelchair - Hartford Public High School
Number of Athletes: 700 from Central and Eastern Connecticut
Number of Coaches: 200
Number of Volunteers: Over 400 from University of Hartford, Connecticut corporations, civic organizations, high schools, colleges and the general public.
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