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Stepping in the Special Olympics Arena

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Stepping in the Special Olympics Arena

  1. 1. Randy Powell December 02, 2013
  2. 2.            A Purpose Mission Statement Building Communities Worldwide Events Financial Objectives Getting Involved Right Fit Sporting Events Donations Final Words Contact Info 2
  3. 3.   Everybody is different. Special Olympics is for people who are different because they learn new skills slowly. They may not understand ideas that other people learn easily. They are different in other ways as well. They have an intellectual disability, or ID. There are hundreds of Special Olympics offices around the world, and all of them need people at various times during the year. The best way to become a volunteer is to find the Special Olympics office nearest you. http://www.specialolympics.org/Common/Special_Olympics_Program_Locator.aspx 3
  4. 4. The Special Olympics mission remains as vital today as it did when the movement was founded in 1968. Through the power of sport, Special Olympics strives to create a better world by fostering the acceptance and inclusion of all people. 4
  5. 5. Special Olympics spreads compassion and acceptance in a way that can unite the world. Our goal is to awaken everyone -- and every community -to each person’s common humanity. Understanding brings acceptance; acceptances bring peace. This vision of inclusion starts at the local level. 5
  6. 6. http://www.specialolympics.org/Common/Special_Olympics_Program_Locator.aspx 6
  7. 7. Special Olympics strives to be a leader in implementing leading edge nonprofit governance practices, including meeting or exceeding Sarbanes-Oxley, Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance, and Internal Revenue Service standards. http://www.specialolympics.org/Common/Governance_and_Finance.aspx 7
  8. 8. Support a Champion: Contribute to your Champion’s efforts – your support will help them reach their goal. Be a Champion: Create your personal fundraising campaign and invite friends and family to support you. Join a Team: Help an existing team of Champions raise funds for Special Olympics. 8
  9. 9. Volunteer as a:  Coach  Event Official  Staff Member  Health Care Member  Accountant  Marketer  Executive Assistant  Much more! 9
  10. 10.       Figure Skating Basketball  Snowboarding Bowling  Tennis Cricket  Judo Cycling Track & Field  Kayaking  Netball  Golf  Gymnastics  Bocce          Floor Hockey Floorball Soccer Handball Swimming Unified Sports Volleyball Powerlifting Aquatics The organization offers 32 Olympic-style summer and winter sports. So whatever your age or skill level, Special Olympics has something for you. Many athletes start in one sport, then go on to try others. 10
  11. 11. On any given day, Special Olympics athletes participate in more than 136 competitions around the world. Your gift provides steady support for these competitions, coaching and training. 11
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  13. 13. Everyone deserves a chance at a happy and purposeful life. Yet people with intellectual disabilities face doubt, barriers, and low expectations. For many, Special Olympics is the only place where they feel like champions. Special Olympics provides training for life. Our programs not only provide people with intellectual disabilities with physical fitness and athletic competition, but also social interaction, community involvement, and empowerment! 13
  14. 14. Twitter: @rpowell180 LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/randypowell Google+: r.powell.18@gmail.com 14
  15. 15.            A Purpose Mission Statement Building Communities Worldwide Events Financial Objectives Getting Involved Right Fit Sporting Events Donations Final Words Contact Info 15

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