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December 03, 2013 |

Special Olympics Marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities with Athlete Leaders Breakfast

By Karyn Tan

Athlete leaders and mentors with Special Olympics Global CEO Janet Froetscher at the breakfast this morning Photo Credit: Darren McGilvray, Newcastle Sundance.

In celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities today, Special Olympics hosted an Athlete Leaders Breakfast at the Special Olympics 2013 Asia Pacific Games for all athlete leaders across the Asia Pacific region. The observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities aims to promote an understanding of disability issues, and to mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. This year's theme is "breaking barriers and opening doors for an inclusive society for all." In her welcome remarks to the athlete leaders, Special Olympics’ CEO Janet Froetscher said: “Special Olympics is breaking down barriers and opening doors through sport, health, and education for children and adults with intellectual disabilities each and every single day. Special Olympics athletes show their strengths and abilities through participation in sport. Each athlete has a different story, but each story has much in common.

About Karyn Tan: Communications Manager, Asia Pacific region
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