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Special Olympics Nebraska Inc

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Causes: Special Olympics, Sports

Mission: Special olympics nebraska transforms the lives of 5000 people with intellectual disabilities in nebraska through sports, health, and education.

Programs: Summer games - nearly 3,000 people, including special olympics athletes, coaches, volunteers, family members, spectators, and honored guests attend summer games in omaha, nebraska. Fans in the stands cheer on athletes as they compete for medals and ribbons in six sports - aquatics, athletics, gymnastics, power lifting, roller skating, tennis, and volleyball. Along with competitions, summer games features free health screenings, a young athletes demonstration, games, live music, and an athlete dance. The games kick off with a celebratory opening ceremonies that includes first-rate entertainment and the parade of athletes.

project unify - special olympics project unify(r) is an education-based project that uses sports and education programs to activate young people to develop school communities where all youth are agents of change - fostering respect, dignity and advocacy for people with intellectual disabilities for thousands of children across nebraska. This program includes the young athletes program, which provides early program opportunities to children with intellectual disabilities asyoung as the age of 2. Unified sports partners those with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. Free classroom curriculum provides service-learning curriculum and lessons to students.

fall games - a three day event in lincoln nebraska, where 1,100 athletes compete for medals and ribbons in five sports - bocce, soccer, softball, golf and tennis. Along with competitions, fall games features a banquet followed by an athlete dance as well as a healthy athletes med fest event.

other sports activites and training

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