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April 05, 2013 | Europe Eurasia: Ireland

Young Athletes in Special Olympics Italy

By Maureen Clarke

Congratulations to Special Olympics Italy on completion of their fantastic Team Mattel and Mattel Young Athletes projects. Two very successful Young Athletes demonstrations took place during their National Summer & Winter Games. The activities involved children with and without intellectual disabilities, to bring schools across the region together and to raise community awareness of this fantastic program. The children were joined by ten very enthusiastic Mattel employees who volunteered their time and efforts to the project. They also donated a wonderful range of toys to the children on completion of their activities. Mattel Children’s Foundation have been kindly supporting Special Olympics since 2004, a global partnership that is growing from strength to strength. Family impressions: "To see my baby do this performance with other children fills my heart with joy, it gives me hope that in the future there is a chance for my son" Parent of Young Athlete.

About Maureen Clarke: Maureen Clarke, Young Athletes & Family Programme, SOEE

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