Special Olympics Uganda to Austria

$1,275 of $28,700 goal

Raised by 11 people in 25 months
Support Special Olympics Uganda Team participate at world winter games in Austria 2017.

Special Olympics Uganda SOU is the local chapter of Special Olympics International (SOI) whose goal is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate as productive and respected members of society at large, by offering them a fair opportunity to develop and demonstrate their skills and talents through sports training and competition, and by increasing the public's awareness of their capabilities and needs.

Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria from 14-25 March 2017

The next World Games event will take place in 2017 from 14 –25 March in Graz. Thousands of Special Olympics athletes will gather from over 110 countries to compete in 8 Winter sports at Venues in Graz, Schladming, Ramsauand Schladming-Rohrmoos. Special Olympics state and country Programs prepare for at least two years leading up to this flagship event as they want to have a strong team represent their country, as well as wanting their athletes to have a truly rewarding, life-changing experience while at the Games.

The Challenge
Unfortunately, many Ugandan athletes that would benefit most from attending and competing at the world Games face numerous challenges due to limited financial resources available to cover their transport to the Games venue. We have set up this fundraising campaign particularly seeking for air tickets cover, team preparation expenses and kits

The World Games Team from Uganda consists of 16 athletes competing in Floor Hockey. In addition, there are 6 officials accompanying the athletes (coaches and chaperones) who will assist the athletes through the competition and travel experience and 2 volunteer media staff.

The team is currently facing a massive financial constraint that may not enable us take part in the upcoming world winter games. It has been support of well-wishers across the world that has in most cases made it possible for our athletes since most of these athlete come from single parent families with humble backgrounds but would love to showcase their talent on the grandeur stage.

Our goal is to raise $28,700 before the end of February 2017 to allow us secure affordable Round air ticket and kit for the games that are due in March 2017 .We believe attending the games will be a wonderful experience for us and would be grateful for any contributions to this goal. May you not be able to give financial support, please share our course with your friends and family to allow us reaches our target.

Thank you for your support!!!
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Floor hockey team had a wonderful training session before christmas. They'll soon start sleepover training camp in January in preparation for the World Winter Games Austria 2017. Thank you for all your support so far....... Have a happy new year!!!
Floor hockey Team training for WWG 2017
athlete does a stretch before training
Watching coach for instructions
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$1,275 of $28,700 goal

Raised by 11 people in 25 months
Created November 25, 2016
Funds raised will benefit:
Special Olympics, Inc
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20 months ago
Jerry Gaura
21 months ago

I am the father of an amazing son with Down Syndrome named Gus. He's an engine of courage that inspires me daily. I say that because I'm sure each young man on your time is equally amazing. Go forward and be great! I'll look forward to celebrating your successes in Austria. Keep the updates coming!

21 months ago
GoFundMe Team
21 months ago

Good luck in Austria! -The GoFundMe Team

22 months ago
Audra Livergood
22 months ago

May God bless you and help you reach your goals!

Steve Ragan
22 months ago

God Bless all concerned.

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