May 23, 2014 | Africa: Mauritius

Unified® 5-a-Side Republic Cup in Mauritius

By Mr Satyagan Choytun

Special Olympics Unified® Sports offers inclusive sports for youth with and without intellectual disabilities the opportunity to train and play together as teammates. Athletes and youth develop exceptional athletic skills while forming friendships, fostering respect for each other, and becoming leaders on and off the field. Excited mother Mrs. Marie Aimee Adelaide was very impressed with the event, and the skills and sheer enjoyment shown by her daughter, Elodie. "This is a very proud moment for me, watching my daughter enjoy herself and play so well." Special Olympics Mauritius partnered with The Mentally Handicapped Persons Sports Federation at the MSC Stadium in Rose Hill to host a 5-a-side Unified®Soccer Republic Cup in April. A total of 90 athletes both male and female from 3 different Special Schools and 2 Foundations participated in the event. The Laventure Technical School for The Disabled, The Centre L’Education et les Progress des EnfantsHandicapes, The Ruth School, The Eastern Welfare Association for the Disabled and The Children’s Foundation were present. The athletes were welcomed by Special Olympics Mauritius National Director, Mr. Satyagan Choytun, and Board Chair, Mr. Jean Marie Malepa. The event was well supported by family members, members of the Mentally Handicapped Persons of Sports Federation, and the public.

Special Olympics Mauritius is supported by an A Very Special Christmas grant.

About Mr Satyagan Choytun : I work for Special Olympics Mauritius as the National Director

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