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Special Olympics Dominica Wants More Athletes

by: - January 6, 2020
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Special Olympics Dominica hopes to recruit more athletes this year.

Special Olympics is a global organization that serves athletes with intellectual disabilities working with hundreds of thousands of volunteers and coaches each year.

Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic sports for children and adults with disabilities.

Head of Special Olympics Dominica, Ainsworth Irish disclosed that the association is prepared to begin its recruitment drive.

“We want to around the country in our three [districts], Kalinago Territory, Portsmouth and Roseau and recruit more volunteers and more people with challenges to get involved. This is a big thing internationally and our number of active athletes has dropped from 60 to 35.”

He further relayed that training is scheduled to resume in preparation for upcoming games. 

“There should be a Caribbean game in Guadeloupe in 2021 and the world games in Germany will take place in 2023. We want to make sure we have a good athletic base and structure to participate,” Irish said.

He assures, “The board will meet soon to look at the challenges and the prospects for the way forward.”