January 15, 2014 | Latin America: Ecuador

A Very Special Christmas for 1500 Special Athletes

By NICO CUEVA J.

Athletes arriving at amusement park.

On 12 December, 1,500 children and young people with intellectual disabilities met in Vulcano Park for an unforgettable day , as all of them were participants in the famous Christmas entertainment " A Special Christmas" Special Olympics Ecuador . Athletes from several institutions had a very emotional morning where Vulcano Park amusement park was just for them from 08.00 am. They came with a smile that will not be removed until 12h00 when returned to their institutions. Everyone enjoyed free games, got a snack, a bag of candy and shared with a large group of volunteers from universities and a group of sponsors such as: Yanbal , CNT , Sony, TVentas ,Cooperativa October 29 , Gatorade and Government of Pichincha . It certainly was an unforgettable day where there was no shortage of guest artists and TV personalities who joined and shared a day where the meaning of Christmas saw ... SHARE !

About NICO CUEVA J.: Crazy about Special Olympics, starteds to volunteer when I was 13, now I proudly manage the marketing and comuunications area of Special OLympics Ecuador
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