PROJECT UNIFY YOUTH GAMES- EASTERN IDAHO presented by SPECIAL OLYMPICS IDAHO
Bonneville High School- 3165 E. Iona Road in Idaho Falls
May 19, 2012
Ages 5-21 yrs old with and without intellectual disabilities
Having fun, developing new skills, improving health, and building self-esteem, all while participating in year-round sports training and competition is the life of a Special Olympics Idaho athlete. Sports training enhances focus and gives participants a structure for learning important lessons about perseverance, endurance and setting goals.
Sound good to you?
Come experience it for yourself for FREE at Project UNIFY Youth Games at Bonneville High School on Saturday, May 19th!
From a backyard summer camp for people with intellectual disabilities to a global movement of more than 3 million athletes, Special Olympics has been changing lives and attitudes for more than 40 years. The Project UNIFY Youth Games are an opportunity for youth, families, volunteers and educators to experience Special Olympics through a unique day of sports, fun and activities.
Participants will experience one of our most popular sports, track & field, while also being introduced to the newest Special Olympics Idaho sport -- Bocce! There will be a celebration at the Olympic Town station as well as a Parents Pavilion that allows families and volunteers to connect with organizations, services and resources from around Eastern Idaho. Youth Games participants will leave with a free lunch and the opportunity to join the Special Olympics world of sports, inclusion and FUN!
There is no training or practice required prior to the Youth Games. All you need to do is complete a registration form (either online at idso.org or sent in via mail), which is due by Tuesday, May 15th.
Project UNIFY Youth Games will bring together youth with and without intellectual disabilities, grades k-12 and ages 5-21, who attend school or receive related services. Youth without intellectual disabilities have an opportunity to participate in Special Olympics through Unified Sports, a program that unites youth with and without intellectual disabilities on the playing field. Youth competing side-by-side leads to greater understanding and acceptance by peers without disabilities, as well as improved social skills and confidence for the athletes with intellectual disabilities. Unified Sports also creates long-lasting friendships that extend into the classroom and the community.
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REGISTER BELOW! For questions or to receive a mail in registration form, please contact Shanna Endow at firstname.lastname@example.org or (208)323-0482x14. Pre-registration is required by Tuesday, May 15th. We look forward to welcoming you to the Special Olympics family!