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SPECIAL OLYMPICS YOUNG ATHLETES KICK OFF EVENT

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS MISSOURI YOUNG ATHLETES

KICK OFF EVENT

Hosted By:

Sarah Mittrucker, Special Olympics volunteer, as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award Project

Who: Families with children ages 3-7 years old with intellectual disabilities interested in learning about the Special Olympics Young Athletes program

Where: Osage Centre in Cape Girardeau

When: Wednesday August 10th, 2011 from 6:00-7:15 PM

Cost: FREE

This event will involve activity stations that will work on motor skills and other areas and put a smile on your child's face. Parents will be able to receive information about this program set to start in the fall.

To help in preparation for this event please register by sending your name, age of child

and number attending to semoyoungathletes@gmail.com

The Young Athletes program is designed to introduce families to the world of sports prior to Special Olympics eligibility at age 8. The goals of the program include:

Engage children with intellectual disabilities through developmentally appropriate play activities designed to foster physical, cognitive, and social development

Welcome family members of children with intellectual disabilities to the Special Olympics network of support

Raise awareness about the abilities of children with intellectual disabilities through inclusive peer participation, demonstrations and other events

For more information, resources or material on the Young Athletes initiative please visit http://www.specialolympics.org/youngathl....

If you have any questions or would like more information on this program please email semoyoungathletes@gmail.com. We hope you will join us for this fun and exciting evening!



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