Fenix Group is proud to be involved with Special Olympics year-round. Our clients have participated in softball, soccer, basketball, flag football, bowling and cheerleading. The benefits of participation in sports include new skill development, a boost in self-confidence, and an improvement in social skills.
Special Olympics Arizona provides meaningful training and competition opportunities for persons with intellectual disabilities, including age-appropriate activities and activities for lower ability athletes. Athletes can compete at a variety of levels that accommodate a diverse range of abilities.
The lessons learned in Special Olympics also impact life skills. Sports training enhances focus and gives participants a structure for learning important lessons about perseverance, endurance and setting goals. Many people are surprised to know that more than half (52%) of adult Special Olympics athletes in the United States are employed, versus 10 percent of people with intellectual disabilities who do not participate in Special Olympics.
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