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Story – October 16, 2017

Parkland Special Olympics Travelling Uniforms

Shirley Todosichuk
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— October 16, 2017 by Shirley Todosichuk

The Parkland Special Olympics athletes have been traveling to inter-regional and provincial events in their stylish new traveling uniforms subsidized by the Community Foundation of Swan Valley. As many of the athletes are on fixed incomes, the funds are greatly appreciated. The athletes also sold chocolates and 50/50 tickets to fundraise for the uniforms.

The Special Olympics motto is “Enriching the lives of Manitobans with an intellectual disability through active participation in sport.” Our sport programming positively impacts the lives of our athletes and provides the health benefits of belonging to a team. It also creates the opportunity for athletes to socialize and supports their empowerment in all aspects of their lives. The sharply dressed athletes represent the Parkland Region with pride!