Το Ίδρυμα υποστηρίζει ΤΟ ΧΑΤΖΗΚΥΡΙΑΚΕΙΟ SPECIAL OLYMPICS ΑΘΗΝΑ 2011

In 2011 and from June 25 to July 4 in Athens with pride  receives a top sporting event, the world’s races SPECIAL OLYMPICS 2011.

The Special Olympics is a nonprofit organization founded officially in 1968, giving form to the vision of the founder,

Eunice Kennedy Shriver, sister of President of the USA John F. Kennedy. A vision born in June 1962 in a summer camp home of Eunice, which invited children and adults mental disabilities in order to detect the same capabilities to various sports activities.

Barely two years after the summer of 1968, taking place in the Illinois U.S. the first International Special Olympics Summer Games, with participants 1000 athletes with intellectual disabilities from 26 states in the U.S. and  Canada, while in December 1971 the Special Olympics received from the U.S. Olympic Committee for the privilege to be among the two bodies in America have the right to bear the title “Olympics”. Since then, Special Olympics has developed into a World .

Movement gives the opportunity for 3.1 million people with mental  difficulties than 185 countries around the world, mostly through sports, to  enhance self-esteem, to discover their individual skills and how these are to be active and useful members of their communities.

The Special Olympics Hellas was founded in 1987 as a nonprofit, athletic and educational association for the integration of Greeks mental disabilities at the World Movement Special Olympics, providing them the opportunity to showcase their particular skills and to forward in the global community through participation in international sporting events. At the same time, undertook the responsibility to inspire the Greek society and the state to respect the diversity of people with intellectual disability, special needs and their belief that they are useful and equal members of this society. The Special Olympics Hellas under the high patronage of HE of President of the Greek Republic and under the auspices of the House of Greeks. Is an associate member of the Greek Olympic Committee and officially recognized by the Deputy Ministry of Culture (General Secretariat Sport), as Sporty Athletic Association.

The activities of Special Olympics Hellas relies on volunteers.
The costs of organizing and participation of athletes in competitions covered by sponsoring public and private entities, while a considerable amount covered by the United States.

The Special Olympics Hellas provide participation opportunities for people
with intellectual disabilities in twenty-four (24) Olympic-type sports:
Track and Field, Swimming, Rhythmic and Artistic Gymnastics, Basketball,  Tennis, Football, Volleyball, Horse Riding, Table Tennis, Bowling, Canoeing, Cycling, Weightlifting, Golf, Judo, Handball, Sailing and four winter sports: Alpine Skiing, Roads Strength, skating and race with Chionovatides. From Septemvriomechri June each year the Special Olympics Hellas, in addition to programs training, organizing local, regional and Pan-Hellenic Games.

The Greeks Special Olympics athletes who have participated in competitions, both in our country and abroad, amounting to about 12,000, involved
consistently in training, working hard throughout the year and demonstrate daily in Greek society and throughout the world that rightly deserve the same opportunities as other Greeks, at all levels social life.

The group of volunteers attended Chatzikiriakeio speech Dntrias Volunteer Program of Special Olympics and Marie Fagogeni informed about the history, progress and activities of the organization. Listened to some of the many touching stories, where athletes just before finish first stop and wait for their friends who come little further back, to finish together.

People of Chatzikiriakeio, deeply sensitive and highly experience, in terms of volunteering, they decided to actively support the world struggles SPECIAL OLYMPICS Athens 2011.

Expressed keen interest in active participation of volunteers Games.

And you respond to the call. Come join together with the wonderful
world of winners.

More information and registration volunteers can find web pages and http://www.athens2011.org http://www.specialolympicshellas.gr.

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