At the Special Olympics Kenya National Games, 157 athletes and partners could not contain their excitement as they marched onto the field to acknowledge their supporters. They competed in athletics, unified basketball, unified beach volley ball, handball, and 5-aside football to secure their place in the National Team.View Story ▼The Special Olympics Kenya National Games took place during August at the University of Nairobi sports grounds.
157 athletes and partners could not contain their excitement as they marched onto the field to acknowledge their supporters. They competed in athletics, unified basketball, unified beach volley ball, handball, and 5-aside football to secure their place in the National Team.
This great event would not have been possible without the support of individuals, organisations and the community as a whole.
Special Olympics Kenya staff and volunteers that worked tirelessly to make sure the event ran smoothly, and members of the community came in numbers to support and cheer on the athletes. Special Olympics Africa Program Development Manager, Mr. Joe Mutua, was among the guests of honour at the event.
The event was generously supported by the UON family support network, the coaches’ fraternity, and Friends of Special Olympics Kenya (FOSK).
Lunch was donated by Mr. & Mrs. Kariuki Kagondu and Mr. & Mrs. Parker, and water and refreshments were taken care by Ms. Jacky Mwangi.
Mrs. Lenah Agare was the events medical personnel and first aider, and the UON allowed the program to use its sports facilities and other amenities.
The event received tremendous electronic media coverage helping create much needed exposure and awareness for the program.
Special Olympics creates communities of support everywhere it goes. We hold 50,000 competitions a year -- about 136 each day. Our Games and competitions bring together athletes, coaches, volunteers, supporters and leaders of the community. Special Olympics knows no boundaries. Without regard to gender, race, religion, economic or education level, Special Olympics has the ability to unite all walks of life.
This spirit of generosity, inclusion and volunteerism helps to connect the community as a whole. In this way, we will build a stronger, safer world.
About Mr John Makhathimo:Special Olympics Kenya National Director View less ▲