The cheerleading team from the New Hanover County chapter of the Special Olympics – based out of Wilmington, NC – will be participating in the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games, which will be hosted in Los Angeles, California this year from July 25th to August 2nd. To be a part of this international event is, without a doubt, an exciting opportunity for our local Shining Stars. This will be the first year in 16 years that the Special Olympics Summer Games will be held in the U.S., which will welcome more than 7,000 athletes from 170 nations.
Jeff Gordon Chevrolet is proud to support our community in any way possible. We strive to treat everyone – fellow employees as well as customers – as if they’re a part of the family. Jeff Gordon Chevy has contributed to this cause in support of a loyal customer, who’s child is will be one who will be one of the lucky attendees at this year’s Special Olympics World Games, and we’re more than happy to spread the word and help raise more funds for their travels! You can learn more about our local New Hanover County chapter on their Facebook Page, and follow the link below to donate!
About the Special Olympics
The Special Olympics was founded in the 1960s by Eunice Kennedy Shriver. In 1971, it was officially approved by the US Olympic Committee and officially endorsed and recognized by the International Olympic Committee in 1988. Internationally, Special Olympics provides sports training and competition to 3.7 million athletes in 170 countries.
Special Olympics, NHC provides services for over 500 children and adults with intellectual disabilities from New Hanover, North Brunswick, and Pender Counties and offers the opportunity to improve their physical fitness. It provides them with skills training, athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports, and the opportunity to experience the joy of competition. Our local New Hanover County chapter operates year-round, preparing and training athletes for competitions in 13 sports: Aquatics, Track & Field, Basketball, Bocce, Bowling, Cheerleading, Golf, Gymnastics, Power Lifting, Roller Skating, Soccer, Softball & Tennis. Athletes participate in programs free of cost, headed entirely by volunteers. Funding for these programs is dependent on individual and corporate donations – 100% of which go directly to support local programs.