Support Special Olympics Team USA this Summer

by Carrie with Children with 8 comments

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.  **


  • A Mommy in the City

    This is great! Can’t wait to follow along this summer.

  • Rebecca E. Parsons

    i tweeted Carrie…great org!!! we must do lunch sometime!!!

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks, Rebecca! I appreciate it! I’d love to do lunch sometime – that would be fun!

  • Mary

    Thanks from a mom. Our on Richard is a member of Team USA Tennis and heads out tomorrow for Baltimore, then on to Greece. We are so thrilled and proud of him and all the athletes. The support he is getting from everyone. (like you!) is truly heartwarming.

    Opening ceremonies will be broadcast live online by ESPN3 ( on Saturday June 25 at 1pm EST/8 pm local time in Athens.

    • Carrie with Children

      Hi Mary! I’m so excited for Richard – I know you must be so proud of him! What an amazing accomplishment!

      Thanks for letting me know about the opening ceremonies, I didn’t know that it would be televised – I’ll definitely be watching! Keep me posted on Richard’s experience in Athens!

  • Kathy

    I tweeted! I have a little 4 year old that will by a Special Olympic superstar one day…what a special post for me!

    • Carrie with Children

      Hi Kathy! Thanks so much for tweeting it! Special Olympics is such a great organization, I’m excited for my Molly to participate when she gets older too!