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Show your support to Allison Dohrman as she fundraises for Special Olympics World Games 2023! Allison will be competing in Cycling, and she needs your help to get to Berlin. Any donation is greatly appreciated and we encourage you to spread this fundraiser to help Allison!
About World Games 2023
From 16 – 25 June 2023, Berlin, Germany will welcome 7,000 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners from approximately 170 countries to compete in 24 sports. The athletes will be supported by more than 3,000 coaches and 20,000 volunteers. The 2023 World Games will be a global demonstration of inclusion, with Special Olympics athletes involved in every facet of the games, from design to delivery.
The Special Olympics World Games offer the opportunity to unite the world like no other event can. Here people with and without disabilities, people of different nations, cultures, political views and religions meet and can overcome existing prejudices with the power of sport.
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in
a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
SOTX has a powerful impact on our community at large and your donation to support our athletes going to USA Games will reach far beyond the competition.
Special Olympics athletes:
perform better in school
enjoy stronger family relationships
make more friends
are more prepared to live and work in their communities
44% of Special Olympics athletes become employed, compared to only 28% of individuals with intellectual disabilities who do not participate in Special Olympics.
89¢ of every dollar raised by Special Olympics Texas goes directly to support programs for SOTX athletes.