Did you know that next week 7,500 athletes from 185 nations will compete in 22 Olympic-style sports at the Special Olympics World Summer Games 2011 in Athens, Greece? Throughout June 25- July 4, all eyes will be on these inspiring athletes chosen to represent their countries. With events such as aquatics, basketball, bowling, cycling, equestrian, football, golf, gymnastics, roller skating, sailing and volleyball – there will be plenty of excitement during the week long event.
Team USA consists of approximately 450 athletes from 50 states, competing in 16 summer sports. These athletes are departing this weekend on a once in a lifetime experience as they make their way to Athens. One of those athletes is Molly Hincka, the teen featured in the P&G Thank You, Mom campaign. Molly and her mother Kerry, are a fantastic inspiration to me.
If you’re on Twitter, I’d love for you to join the Dignity Revolution, a social media campaign from the Special Olympics to spread awareness and support for these athletes! Just simply hit the “Tweet” button!
Interested in following along with Team USA and the Special Olympics World Summer Games 2011? On Twitter, follow the hashtag, #Athens2011. On Facebook, become a fan of the Special Olympics World Games or the Special Olympics for up to date information!
** I received no compensation for this post. It’s a cause close to my heart and I wanted to share this information with you. **