Special Olympics is an amazing organization that fills people with hope. Local Brevard County volunteer, Jessica Beckner is working to get our local softball team to the National Games. Your donation will help them make memories that will last a lifetime. Step up and make a difference!
Jessica tells us, “I have the great honor of being a unified partner for the Special Olympics Brevard Unified Softball Club! We have been selected to represent ‘Team Florida’ for softball at the Special Olympics National Games taking place in June 2014 in New Jersey! Please consider helping our team raise the funds needed to send all of us to compete in New Jersey next year.” Special Olympics Florida is having several fundraisers throughout the year, but this is the major fundraiser for the team!
“I have been a partner for this team since it’s inception 4 years ago.” Jessica said. “It is such a special group of men and women who enjoy each other’s company and LOVE to play softball! I am looking forward to going with my team to National Games and competing to win a medal. Thank you so much for any donation you can give!”
Click here to see specifics for the event: 2014specialolympics.org/sports/softball/
Special Olympics Florida provides year-round sports training and competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, at no cost to the athlete or their caregiver, as a means to achieve physical fitness, self-esteem, socialization skills, and the life skills necessary to be a productive, respected and contributing members of their communities.
As the world’s largest program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, Special Olympics serves nearly 3 million people in more than 180 countries. In Florida, 15,000 athletes train and compete year round, in 20 different team and individual sports of their choice. Founded in 1972, Special Olympics Florida is a certified 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization funded solely through the generosity of individuals, businesses and civic groups. This support allows Special Olympics to never charge the athlete or their families a fee for participation.
Special Olympics Florida
The mission of Special Olympics Florida is to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people with intellectual disabilities who wish to participate, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.
The ultimate objective of Special Olympics Florida is to help people with intellectual disabilities participate as productive and respected members of society at large, by offering them a fair opportunity to develop and demonstrate their skills and talents through sports training and competition, and by increasing the public’s awareness of their capabilities and needs.
For more information, visit specialolympicsflorida.org/
And, visit their Facebook page at: facebook.com/specialolympicsflorida