Knowledgebase: Speed Skating
What are the benefits for athletes?
Posted by Katie MacDonald on 11 August 2009 08:52 AM
Training and competition in sport while having fun, developing skills and building self-esteem, is the life of a Special Olympics Ontario athlete. With 18 core sports, Special Olympics Ontario has something for every person with an intellectual disability. Please note, the selection of sports in a community is dependent on volunteer and resource availability.

With the opportunities to excel and have fun come the benefits of improved health and self-image. For many athletes, participating in Special Olympics Ontario is a path to healthy living, empowerment, acceptance and friendship. SOO is dedicated to increasing physical fitness, confidence and other sport and life skills of our athletes; all in a positive and supportive environment.

For more information on why you should get involved, eligibility and how to become an athlete in a Special Olympics community near you, please click on the link below:

http://www.specialolympicsontario.com/default.asp?contentID=11

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