We've made changes to our Privacy Policy. To review these updates please click here.

Race in benefit of Special Olympics Dominican Republic

600x400 Run in benefit of SO Dominican Republic
More than 2,000 people –athletes, volunteers, staff and sponsors— attended the Mirador Sur Park to compete, support and share an unforgettable day with the whole family in the Race to benefit Special Olympics Dominican Republic. Sport and solidarity shook hands in the race to benefit Special Olympics held on Saturday March 12. The warm-up activities started at 4 p.m. through Zumba by Fitness Yira Yanguela and exercises with Hiedy Paniagua. Athletes with and without intellectual disabilities ran together demonstrating that full inclusion is possible and that sports is an ideal place to start. The funds raised will be used to finance sports activities of the Movement in the country, which organizes weekly activities for nearly two thousand athletes who overcome their barriers through sports. The 5K Race was sponsored by the newspaper HOY, Banco Popular, Tienda La Rosario, Sportline, Grupo Bonanza, Propagas, Ducto Limpio, Elite Security Service Dominicana, and CONADIS. Special Olympics Dominican Republic was born in 1989 with support from the Ministry of Education and today the movement has more than two thousand athletes that participate in weekly trainings in a total of 13 sporting disciplines such as athletics, bowling, swimming, triathlon, open-water swimming, Voleyball, softball, football, and others.

About Me:

Communications Coordinator for Special Olympics Latin America