Thank you for your continued involvement and support of Special Olympics’ Young Athletes™ program, which has helped to supportyour child’s development of important motor, cognitive and social skills.
Now with the 2015 Special Olympics World Games coming to Los Angeles, your child has a unique and exciting opportunity to participate in the largest sports and humanitarian event anywhere in the world in 2015, and the single biggest event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympic Games. The 2015 Special Olympics World Games, with the unparalleled spirit, enthusiasm, teamwork, joy and displays of courage and skill that are hallmarks of all Special Olympics events, will feature 25 Olympic-style sports in venues throughout the Los Angeles region.
In addition to Special Olympics sports competitions, the 2015 Special Olympics World Games will feature our youngest athletes and the future stars of the Special Olympics movement through a demonstration of the Young Athletes program. With support fromMattel, children with and without intellectual disabilities between the ages of 2 and 7 from the greater Los Angeles area will have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and abilities in a variety of different disciplines that represent the Young Athletes program.
Young Athletes and families who wish to participate in the Young Athletes Demonstration must:
- Be available from8:00 AM to 10:30 AM on Wednesday July 29, 2015.
- Have access to transportation to and from either the UCLA campus or Walgreen/PCDA
- Be comfortable away from family for the duration of the Demonstration (1 hour and 15 minutes)
This is a unique and exciting opportunity to be a part of the life-changing 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating the amazing talents and abilities of your children by participating in the Young Athletes Demonstration.
Ruby GuerreroRebecca Ralston
Manager, Schools, Youth & FamiliesSenior Manager, Young Athletes
Special Olympics Southern CaliforniaSpecial Olympics
Phone: (562) 502 – 1159 Phone: (202) 824 – 0212
2015 Special Olympics World Games – Young Athletes Demonstration
Young Athletes Demonstration
In addition to the excitement and energy of Special Olympics competition, the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles will highlight the movement’s youngest athletes with intellectual disabilities through the Young Athletes Demonstration. With support from Mattel, this exciting event will feature future Special Olympics athletes between the ages of 2 and 7 as they participate in a variety of fun and interactive skills – like throwing, catching, jumping and striking.
The Young Athletes Demonstration will conclude with a Future Stars race where athletes can experience the thrill of crossing the finish line.
Young Athletes Demonstration:Registration Form Return Address:
Wednesday 29 July 2015PCDA
9:00 AM – 10:15 AMAnne Yee
Pauley Pavilion (UCLA Campus)620 N. Lake Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
Young Athletes Demonstration Registration
To participate in the Young Athletes Demonstration at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, please fill out the form below and return to Anne Yee by July 7, 2015. Parents will receive additional information and next steps for participation by July 15, 2015.
Child’s Name: Child’s Age:
Number of Years Participating in Young Athletes:
Name of Parent/Guardian:
Parent/Guardian Phone: () Email:Yes / No
Is your child (and a parent or guardian) available to participate in the Demonstration on July 29th?
Will your child have transportation to the Young Athletes Demonstration (either to Walgreen/PCDA or UCLA’s campus)?
If riding on the bus, please indicate number of Adults ______Children ______
Is your child comfortable in front of a crowd?
Does your child have any limitations or specific requirements in which we should be aware? Please explain.