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Sapphire Atkinson

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Review for SPECIAL OLYMPICS WEST VIRGINIA INC, Charleston, WV, USA

Rating: 2 stars  

This organization needs to be organized a bit better by having more people volunteering and more teams available for specific sports like for example more swim teams available in a more areas across the state like for example in the cities. The organization needs to be listing sports that are available by area and not by county and put contact information in for those folks that are in charge of what sport.

Role:  General Member of the Public

Review for Massachusetts Special Olympics Assn. Incorporated, Marlborough, MA, USA

Rating: 3 stars  

This organization tends to be okay in some ways. Depending on the local program you volunteer with, some teams might be great with helping with the atheles while others may not. You just have to watch out on which Local Programs you compete on either as a athlete, Unfied Partner, or volunteer as a coach. One of the local programs I competed with at one time (Bowling, Alpine Skiing, and Aquatics) did have not very good volunteers running that program as some of the volunteers in that one local program did not care to help some of the athletes pretty much. However, I did complain to the Section Director in my area about my situation and she was more than willing to help refer me to another local Program that was very willing go above and beyond to help the athletes. To this day, I learned my big lesson in being careful into choosing Special Olympic teams that are big or small. It is very important to connect with the right people who are willing to go beyond and above to help athletes and other volunteers such as a chaperone, coach, or Unfied Partner go into competition such as State Games.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Likely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Client Served

Review for SPECIAL OLYMPICS SOUTH DAKOTA INC, Sioux Falls, SD, USA

Rating: 3 stars  

This organization can treat its people quite well such as the athletes. I am very pleased to know that they can run an effective program despite a small budget. Depending on what local programs anyone is in, programs might know how to budget wisely. Some programs might only have the money to send athletes to local games only and can not afford to send athletes to state games due to not enough funds to cover the athlete's expenses.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

Role:  Client Served

Review for Special Olympics North Carolina Inc, Morrisville, NC, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

This organization does a lot better job of controlling with the way the state games are organized such as Summer Games. This organization can provide all the needed services that the people need such as the athletes. I really feel like that this organization does a better job of providing all the services that the athletes get normally at state games such as housing and meals. This organization does a lot better job at estimating how many athletes can attend a state games.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

Role:  Client Served