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If we want a more inclusive organization and accepting world, Special Olympics athletes must be allowed to contribute in ways beyond the sports field. One of the most powerful ways we do this is through Athlete Leadership, which creates opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities to develop and demonstrate their abilities in leadership roles.
High 5 for Fitness is a set of resources for youth ages 8 – 21 to help you take control of your own fitness by making healthy choices. Being fit means that you eat well, drink plenty of water, and move a lot every day. Fit kids feel good and have lots of energy because their bodies are strong and healthy.
Basketball fever is sweeping Europe once again with European Basketball Week (#EBW2022) running from 26 November to 4 December 2022.
Special Olympics is the largest grassroots sports organization for people with intellectual disability globally. With inclusive sport, education, and health programming in over 200 countries, reaching over 3 million athletes with intellectual disability, our reach has drastically been affected by the devastation of COVID-19 worldwide. This Program Emergency Relief Fund will go directly to support country Programs globally as they rebuild for strength, scale, and inclusion.



ABOUT SPECIAL OLYMPICS

Special Olympics is a global organization that changes lives by promoting understanding, acceptance and inclusion among people with and without intellectual disabilities. We unleash the power of the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports, every day around the world.

Through year-round sports, health, education and community building, we change the lives of people with intellectual disabilities in 193 countries. We are providing opportunities and helping fight the intolerance, injustice, inactivity and social isolation faced by our 5.5 million athletes.

Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Special Olympics provides people with intellectual disabilities continuing opportunities to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship. Everyone involved in Special Olympics—including over 1.1 million coaches and volunteers—also benefits as we strive together for excellence and appreciation of all different abilities.
The final webinar of the 2022 Special Olympics Coach Webinar Series, presented by Gallagher is focused on Health and Fitness for Sports Coaches. Hosted by Special Olympics Malta Health Messenger, Gilmour Borg. Presenting on her recently conducted research, Monica Forquer discussed Integrating Health Through Sport with some practical tips and applications for coaches. Tom Norton, an amazingly experienced coach, discussed Fitness through Sports Performance and the importance of planning and integrating fitness and health pieces into training.
The final webinar of the 2022 Special Olympics Coach Webinar Series, presented by Gallagher is focused on Health and Fitness for Sports Coaches. Hosted by Special Olympics Malta Health Messenger, Gilmour Borg. Presenting on her recently conducted research, Monica Forquer discussed Integrating Health Through Sport with some practical tips and applications for coaches. Tom Norton, an amazingly experienced coach, discussed Fitness through Sports Performance and the importance of planning and integrating fitness and health pieces into training.
The final webinar of the 2022 Special Olympics Coach Webinar Series, presented by Gallagher is focused on Health and Fitness for Sports Coaches. Hosted by Special Olympics Malta Health Messenger, Gilmour Borg. Presenting on her recently conducted research, Monica Forquer discussed Integrating Health Through Sport with some practical tips and applications for coaches. Tom Norton, an amazingly experienced coach, discussed Fitness through Sports Performance and the importance of planning and integrating fitness and health pieces into training.
The final webinar of the 2022 Special Olympics Coach Webinar Series, presented by Gallagher is focused on Health and Fitness for Sports Coaches. Hosted by Special Olympics Malta Health Messenger, Gilmour Borg. Presenting on her recently conducted research, Monica Forquer discussed Integrating Health Through Sport with some practical tips and applications for coaches. Tom Norton, an amazingly experienced coach, discussed Fitness through Sports Performance and the importance of planning and integrating fitness and health pieces into training.