Everyone heard of Olympics, but have you heard of the Special Olympics?
Special Olympics, is an international organization that changes lives by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect worldwide.
Special Olympics adapts Olympic type sports to enable people with intellectual disabilities from as young as two years old and of all ability levels (75 IQ to very low IQ levels) to participate Paralympics, on the other hand is dedicated to high performance sports for physically and mentally disabled athletes who fulfil performance qualifying standards to participate. Special Olympics and Paralympics are two separate organizations that are both recognized by the International Olympic Committee but have different approaches to sports.
Special Olympics Unified Sports® is an inclusive sports programme that combines an equal number of athletes (with intellectual disability) and partners (those without intellectual disability) in teams for training and competition. Athletes and partners of similar age and abilities are placed on the same team to ensure a level playing field between them.
P&G Thank you Mom and NTUC FairPrice now joined forces to support a cause with heart: Special Olympics Unified Sports®.
Visitors to FairPrice this month will notice whole teams of fundraisers raising money for a cause that makes a real difference to the lives of people with intellectually disabilities, promoting equality, inclusion and of course fun!
P&G Thank you Mom & NTUC Fair Price
P&G is the proud sponsor of Moms. At the heart of the campaign is a belief that behind every amazing Olympics and Special Olympic athlete is an equally amazing mom. The Moms of the Special Olympics athletes are champions for all mothers. For the choices they have made and the support they have given, P&G thank these moms for the great work they do in raising happy kids.
Through this initiative, the leading retailer in Singapore - NTUC Fair Price hopes to spread this message to the community through their strong network of over 120 supermarkets and hypermarkets located island-wide.
P&G Thank you Mom together with NTUC Fair Price commit to provide support to the Special Olympics and encourage Singaporeans to take notice and support through the power of sports.
Winning is not the goal at Special Olympics. Maximising participation is.
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