We are excited to announce that we have been designated as a Special Olympics Healthy Community! This is the top designation for health work by a Special Olympics program & a key stepping stone towards #InclusiveHealth. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2fcgmEG
We would like to wish Special Olympics South Africa ambassador @soldierboyinc all the best for his fight, which will be taking place on the 29th of June 2019 at Carnival City. Please let us all show him support by following @mrsm4mclellan to find out more details about the fight. Good luck for your fight @soldierboyinc , we are fully behind you!
On behalf of the athletes of Special Olympics South Africa, we would like to wish SOSA ambassador and Banyana Banyana Head coach Desiree Ellis and her team all the best for their game tonight playing against China in the 2019 Women's World Cup. We are behind you ladies! All the best for the game.
Special Olympics South Africa was out at the Nombuso Disability centre earlier today in E - ndwedwe, Kwa Zulu Natal for a Young athletes demo and site visit. We would like to send a huge shout out to our athletes and coaches for coming out in numbers to support this event.
We would like to send a huge Congratulations to our very own Special Olympics South Africa ambassador and Football legend Mark Fish, for being appointed as a liaison and opposition analyst for Bafana Bafana. Congratulations Mark! Wishing you all the best.
We would like to send a huge shout out and thank you to, @schwarzenegger for inviting us to the Arnold Classic Africa Sports Festival which took place this past weekend at the Sandton Convention Centre, where our very own SOSA Athlete Board member Mr. Ephraim Mohlakane was present. The Arnold Sports Festival hosts multi-sport festivals on six continents each year, including the Arnold Classic Africa, which takes place in Johannesburg, Gauteng, each May. The Arnold Sports Festival USA is held in Columbus, Ohio in March, followed by events in Melbourne, Australia, Brazil, Hong Kong, and Spain. It is a Worldwide brand with series of multi-sport festivals where all events feature professional bodybuilding and related contests, amateur bodybuilding, strength and combat sports, a large health and fitness expo and youth events that vary from continent to continent. Arnold said that “I cannot wait for the next sports festival. I will get to see Ephraim next year. I’ve asked him to be an ambassador for Special Olympics South Africa to connect their events with our Arnold Sports Festival!
As we mark #WorldHypertensionday, we should all make efforts to reduce blood pressure by incorporating these healthy lifestyles choices below: Eating a healthy balanced diet Cutting back on salt intake Maintaining a healthy weight Exercising regularly and Regularly blood monitoring #Inclusivehealth
Special Olympics South Africa is out at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), hosting the Inclusive Health Care workshop. The aim of this is to help raise awareness of ways that can help reduce health disparities for individuals living with an Intellectual Disability. We would like to send a huge shout out and thank you to the students at UJ for taking their time to come out to attend this workshop. We hope that the information shared and retained today will be of great use to them all. We would also like to send a special thank you to Special Olympics Athlete Leader and Special Olympics Africa Office Assistant Jimmy Masina, for sharing his views and knowledge on inclusive health care. We pride our selves with our athletes because they contribute to their communities in so many ways beyond the playing field. Our athletes lead the way as the voice of this movement. We are super proud of you Jimmy! #ChooseToInclude #SpecialOlympicsAthletesRock
We have exciting news to share with you all! Special Olympics South Africa in partnership with the Bryanston Champions Cyber Lions Club in the Western Cape Province, will be hosting their annual Workshop Athletics event. The event will have fun and exciting team competitions as well as participation awards, isn't that exciting! Time: 09h00 am Date: 18 June 2019 Venue: Blue downs, Hindle road, Capetown. Come on guys let us all please show them support by inviting all of our friends and family to come on through to this auspicious event. For more information please call us on: 011 706 3323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org PS: ENTRANCE IS FREE! SAVE THE DATE!
Less than 40 days to go #BackOurTeam
#Repost @bontle.modiselle ・・・ Founded in 1991, Special Olympics South Africa stands to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for over 50 000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Despite the limitations in their cognitive functioning and skills, these are inspiring, fearless, motivated and ready to win athletes who should be supported by hundreds of thousands more. @hypress, thank you for always reeling me in the passed year. Your contribution and involvement with the team speaks testament to your selflessness, hard work, consistency and being pure of heart - a gem! I bow. ❤️ To you reading this, in whatever ways you are able to show your support to our team in their Abu Dhabi games, through furthering awareness, providing assistance, collaborating with the team, making a donation and even adopting an athlete, PLEASE do! They promise to bring medals home. and with the standards they have set in Africa as #1, I hold them to it and know they’ll deliver. 🏆🥇 Please follow @specialolympicssouthafrica or go to www.sosouthafrica.org.za for more info. #BackYourOwn #BackOurTeam
#Repost @worldgamesad ・・・ 🏊No other organized event in the world has the social & emotional impact of the Special Olympics World Games. #MeetTheDetermined: March 14-21, 2019 لا يوجد حدث آخر في العالم يترك أثرًا إجتماعيًا وعاطفيًا كالأولمبياد الخاص الألعاب العالمية. #ها_هم_أصحاب_الهمم: 14-21 مارس #BeUnified #AbuDhabi2019 #SpecialOlympics #WorldGamesAD #PeopleOfDetermination #InAbuDhabi #InnovationForInclusion #YearOfTolerance #AbuDhabi #UAE
#Repost @worldgamesad ・・・ Be a part of the largest sports and humanitarian event in the world. See 7,500 athletes from 190+ countries participate in 24 Olympic sports. #MeetTheDetermined: March 14-21, 2019 كن جزءًا من أكبر حدث رياضي وإنساني في العالم. تعال وشاهد 7,500 رياضي من أكثر من 190 دولة يتنافسون في 24 رياضة أولمبية. #ها_هم_أصحاب_الهمم: 14-21 مارس 2019 #BeUnified #AbuDhabi2019 #SpecialOlympics #WorldGamesAD #PeopleOfDetermination #InAbuDhabi #InnovationForInclusion #YearOfTolerance #AbuDhabi #UAE
#Repost @worldgamesad ・・・ What is determination? You can’t explain it until you see it. #MeetTheDetermined: March 14-21, 2019 ما هي الهمم؟ لن تدرك معناها إلا عندما تراها #ها_هم_أصحاب_الهمم: 14-21 مارس 2019. #BeUnified #AbuDhabi2019 #SpecialOlympics #WorldGamesAD #PeopleOfDetermination #InAbuDhabi #InnovationForInclusion #YearOfTolerance #AbuDhabi #UAE
Counting down #BackOurTeam #RoadToAbuDhabi
HIPHOP SUPERSTAR AKA GETS BEHINDS SPECIAL OLYMPICS SA NATIONAL TEAM FOR 2019 GAMES Last month we officially launched the #BackOurTeam campaign, a call to all South Africans to get behind the Special Olympics South Africa national team on the “Road to Abu Dhabi” and hip hop superstar AKA heeded the call. ‘Kiernan Forbes’ better known as AKA today confirmed his ongoing support during a visit to the Special Olympics South Africa offices in Johannesburg. Following previous contributions to the organisation in 2018, the hip hop superstar alongside his mother, Special Olympic ambassador Lynn Forbes committed to fully get behind the organization and adopt an athlete for the World Games this year. His commitment includes financial support of R35 000 for one lucky athlete in addition to Reebok leisure for the athletes. The record number of 70 determined and inspirational participating athletes and Unified Partners, including the highest number of women to ever participate in a Special Olympics World Games, will compete across 11 venues in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, while the build-up to the Games will be a nationwide celebration with the Law Enforcement Torch Run®and the Host Town program take place in all seven emirates of the UAE. Through the “Adopt an athlete campaign”, Special Olympics South Africa are calling on companies and individuals to adopt an athlete for R35 000 to ensure our athletes have the opportunity to compete with pride and are well equipped amongst the 7500 athletes attending. The games will act as a catalyst for inclusion, building a lasting legacy of improved health, education, and opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities long after the Closing Ceremony of the World Games. The Summer Games will be held from the 14th-21st of March 2019, where over 7 500 athletes from around the globe will compete in over 20 Olympic type sporting codes. The Special Olympics team will depart from OR Tambo on the 7th of March 2019 and will be hoping to replicate the same success of the 2015 Special Olympics South Africa Summer games team who returned victorious with 61 medals in Los Angeles.
#Repost @timothyshriver ・・・ In less than 1 month, over 7k athletes with intellectual & developmental differences will compete in over 25 sports, not just to demand that we recognize the gifts of people with disabilities, but to demand that we see human beings before we see nationality, race, class, gender, difference... #MeetTheDetermined #InclusionRevolution #AD2019 #BreakingBarriers #HumanFirst
#Repost @worldgamesad ・・・ #DidYouKnow? The Host Town Program launched in 1995 by @specialolympics is the most memorable part of the games for most athletes! As soon as the athletes arrive in UAE, they will be welcomed with a four-day program designed to immerse them within the UAE’s culture. It takes place from March 8-11, 2019. #UAEHostsTheWorld ⠀ ⠀ #AbuDhabi2019 #SpecialOlympics #WorldGamesAD #SpecialOlympicsAD #UAE #BeUnified #MeetTheDetermined #Inclusion #PeopleofDetermination #Sports #Humanitarian #AbuDhabi #Dubai ⠀ #أبوظبي2019 #الألعاب_العالمية_أبوظبي #الألومبياد ⠀ _الخاص #ها_هم_أصحاب_الهمم
We would like to congratulate SOSA ambassador Melanie Ramjee, on her Gauteng Sports Award nomination. We are all very proud to have you represent SOSA at the awards under the category of "Sport fan of the year" Let’s show our support and vote for Melanie Ramjee by SMSing SPORT 03 TO 49497 and you could stand a chance to win a car So don't forget SMS SPORT 03 TO 49497 #Lets_get_voting
Special Olympics South Africa CEO, Ancilla Smith is out at the Vision View Sports radio, and will be live on the Morning Flow show at 11 am. Tune in on http://www.visionviewsportsradio.co.za/ , to join and listen in her interview.
Would you like to see SOSA ambassador, SA Fitness Advisor, Fitness Instructor, Speaker, Entrepreneur and Director of SBM Ginnie Mc Lellan Plunge into freezing water? Join us on the 25th of August at Park Town Boys high school, were she will be plunging for a purpose alongside other SA celebrities in support of the athletes of Special Olympics South Africa. To see and support her plunge go to www.plungesa.co.za
Come and Join V- entertainment blogger, Vennessa Buthelezi plunge for a purpose into freezing water on the 25th of August at Park Town Boys high school, in support of the athletes of Special Olympics South Africa. To support her plunge go to www.plungesa.co.za and see how you can get involved.
Come and Join SOSA ambassador and WBA Pan African Welterweight Champion, Paul Kamanga plunge for a purpose into freezing water on the 25th of August at Park Town Boys high school, in support of the athletes of Special Olympics South Africa. To support his plunge go to www.plungesa.co.za
Do you want to see, SOSA ambassador and South African Featherweight boxer, Rofhiwa "War child" Maemu plunge into freezing water? Come and Join us on the 25th of August at Park Town Boys high school, were he will be plunging for a purpose in support of the athletes of Special Olympics South Africa. To support his plunge go to www.plungesa.co.za
Come and witness South African MC, Presenter and content producer at Vision View Sports, plunge for a purpose into freezing water, at Park Town Boys high school in support of the athletes of Special Olympics South Africa. To support his plunge visit www.plungesa.co.za and see how you can get involved.
Come and witness South African Content Development Strategist, Teen Marketing Director for Fanta and Media Personality LASIZWE, plunge for a purpose into freezing water, at Park Town Boys high school in support of the athletes of Special Olympics South Africa. To support his plunge visit www.plungesa.co.za and see how you can get involved.
Do you want to plunge alongside South African Musical Director, Adam Howard into freezing water? Come and join us on the 25th of August at Park Town Boys high school, were he will plunge for a purpose with multiple SA local celebrities, in support of the athletes of Special Olympics South Africa. To support his plunge go to www.plungesa.co.za and find out how you can get involved.
Come and witness South African Actor, Dancer, Singer, Model, MC and Presenter Christopher Jaftha plunge for a purpose into freezing water, at Park Town Boys high school in support of the athletes of Special Olympics South Africa. To support his plunge visit www.plungesa.co.za and see how you can get involved.