Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement has grown from a few hundred athletes to more than 3.7 million athletes in over 170 countries in all regions of the world, providing year-round sports training, athletic competition, and other related programs.
The purpose of Special Olympics is to enrich the lives of people with intellectual disabilities through sport.
Visit the website www.specialolympics.org.nz for more information about the New Zealand Special Olympics.
Students living with intellectual impairments are offered the chance to take part in Special Olympic activities around the region. Opportunities exist for all these students to excel in their chosen sports.
Contact: Mrs Alison Porter firstname.lastname@example.org