Special Olympics: Helping Change Lives and Minds Through Sport

Posted on January 19, 2017 by Felecia Clow | 0 Comments

Ruffneck Scarves is proud announce our latest partnership with Special Olympics USA. To help support the 210 Team USA athletes as they head to the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria, Ruffneck has created a limited edition Special Olympics scarf with proceeds from each purchase donated to Special Olympics USA.

#Cheer4USA in style and help support an incredible cause and incredible athletes. Order yours HERE

What will your money be benefiting?

The Special Olympics are a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities through the power of sport. When the focus is switched to ability instead of disability the possibilities are endless. Sports have the transformative power to harness strength, instill confidence, create a sense of involvement and community, push individuals to break through mental and physical barriers, and improve health. Team USA is just 1 of 169 countries that participate in the Special Olympics, but they share a common mission:

"Through the power of sports, people with intellectual disabilities discover new strengths and abilities, skills and success. Our athletes find joy, confidence and fulfillment -- on the playing field and in life. They also inspire people in their communities and elsewhere to open their hearts to a wider world of human talents and potential... Special Olympics works to spread compassion and acceptance in a way that can unite the world. Our goal is to awaken everyone -- and every community -- to each person’s common humanity."

To learn more about the Special Olympics Organization and Special Olympics USA we encourage you to visit the links below:

Special Olympics

Special Olympics USA 

Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 - Austria

Special Olympics USA Games 2018 -Seattle

 


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