Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Project Unify

Project UNIFY's goal is to activate young people to develop school communities where all young people are agents of change — fostering respect, dignity and advocacy for people with intellectual disabilities by utilizing the programs and initiatives of Special Olympics.

What is Project UNIFY?
Project UNIFY is a U.S. national project, funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Its goal is to activate young people around the country in an effort to develop school communities where all young people are agents of change — fostering respect, dignity and advocacy for people with intellectual disabilities by utilizing the programs and initiatives of Special Olympics.

Project UNIFY initiatives include a host of core activities, both on the national and the grass-roots level. Local projects that meet Project UNIFY objectives are supported through grants for local Special Olympics Programs.

Contact Project UNIFY at youth@specialolympics.org

Monday, October 26, 2009

Nebraska Offense Stuck In Neutral

Bo Pelini says the Nebraska Offense needs a spark after the 9-7 loss to Iowa State.

“The offense needs a spark,” Pelini said. “And where that spark comes from, that's up to us to determine. That can come from a lot of different areas.

“I can say this: We need to light a fire under it. Somebody needs to step up and make plays.”

With 7 turnovers in the game we should have been completely blown out of the game but the team was able to stay close and still have a shot to win till the end. Iowa State is not in a year or a quality enough team that we should loose but we need to take a look at our offensive scheme and figure out where to go the rest of the year.

A Population of Neglect

People with intellectual disabilities are every society's most neglected population. Nearly 200 million people, or three percent of the world's population, have an intellectual disability, making it the largest disability population in the world.

This video is a 3 minute piece me and the communications department of special olympics put together take a look and comment on feelings, opinions, or criticism about the video.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Channel 10 News Leadership Award Winner

Recent winner of abc channel 10 News Leadership Award....Coach Tony Rubino. Congratulations Tony and thanks for all your hard work, dedication and time.

Check out the segment at this link:


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Special Olympics Fall Games

Saturdays Fall Games will be held at the Rancho Bernardo Rec. Center and will include 11 teams from around the SD area competing in volleyball, soccer, and softball.

All participants will receive an award for participating.

I will be posting video for the fan pages after the Fall Games of unique stories from the athletes in special olympics around the SD area and you will be able to connect with the athletes on a personal level and learn the struggles they have gone through to get where they are.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Find Forty Friends for Special Olympics

Find Forty Fans

In honor of Special Olympics Southern California’s 40th Anniversary we are asking all of our volunteers, athletes, supporters, friends and family members to each find 40 Fans of Special Olympics.

Fans are those people who are willing to support Special Olympics by making a monetary donation to the organization who has provided a service to individuals with intellectual disabilities for 40 years. The three individuals who bring in the most total money will receive a prize at the Forty Fans Fiesta in June. (Date and location TBD.) If you can find more than 40 Fans, that’s even better! The people that raise the most money will get a great prize so don’t stop at 40 Fans!

All proceeds will go directly to Special Olympics San Diego County programs, athletes and competitions.

Click here for your printable flyer

Monday, October 12, 2009

Help Special Olympics

Ok friends its time to help my organization and its is the easiest money you will ever donate to a good cause.

Help Special Olympics While You Shop

Simply go to www.escrip.com, enter your Vons or Ralphs Membership Card Number
and a portion of your purchases will go directly back to Special Olympics! It's that simple!

Register here!

To locate the Special Olympics account search by Group ID (148993827). Escrip
will guide you through the rest of the
Now you can raise money for
Special Olympics simply by doing your
normal shopping!

Let me know if you help out!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Special Olympics @ Belly Up

Sat, Oct 10th

SoulRayeDanielle Lo Presti

4:00 PM Doors at 3:00 PM


INSPIRE – a Benefit Concert for Special Olympics San Diego County