Special Olympics Minnesota is part of a global movement of people who are creating a new world of inclusion and community. Through athletics, health and leadership programs, Special Olympics Minnesota is creating a world that accepts and welcomes all people, regardless of ability or disability.
As part of our #OneMonthOneCause project, tonight at the Minnesota Timberwolves game against the Heat, Ricky Rubio will take the field wearing a sweatshirt featuring The Ricky Rubio Foundation and Special Olympics Minnesota logos.
But that’s not all, during the game he will wear a pair of sneakers with a very special inscription: “I play this game for Special Olympics – Never limit yourself”. The same ones, after being used by Ricky during the game, will be sent to the organization so they can auction them and raise funds.
Special Olympics Minnesota believes that people with intellectual disabilities can, with proper instruction and encouragement, learn, enjoy and benefit from participation in individual and team sports. Necessary accommodations ensure that we meet the needs of people with intellectual and physical disabilities.
They believe that constant training is essential for the development of sports skills. Thanks to competition among people with the same abilities, athletes are given the most appropriate means to test their skills, measure their progress and encourage their personal growth.
They believe that constant training is essential for the development of athletic skills.
In addition, they believe that through sports training and competition, people with intellectual disabilities benefit physically, mentally and socially. As a result, families are strengthened and the community at large is united in understanding people with intellectual disabilities. In addition, this mindset creates an environment of equality, respect and acceptance.