Kings Spe­cial Olympics seek­ing new mem­bers

Annapolis Valley Register - - SPORTS - KINGS COUNTY

Kings Spe­cial Olympics is re­cruit­ing.

The non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion is seek­ing ath­letes to par­tic­i­pate in a num­ber of sports. The pro­gram aims to pro­vide per­sons with in­tel­lec­tual dis­abil­i­ties with op­por­tu­ni­ties to par­tic­i­pate in com­pet­i­tive sports.

“(Ath­letes) par­tic­i­pat­ing in Spe­cial Olympics de­velop im­proved phys­i­cal fit­ness and mo­tor skills, greater self-con­fi­dence and a more pos­i­tive self-im­age. They im­prove phys­i­cally, men­tally and so­cially,” said Kings Spe­cial Olympics spokesper­son Pat Nixon.

“Over­all, par­tic­i­pants make new friends and dis­cover new abil­i­ties and skills that will serve them well in day-to-day life.”

The pro­gram­ming cov­ers both summer and win­ter sports, with prac­tices are held weekly.

The reg­is­tra­tion for Kings Spe­cial Olympics pro­grams is sched­uled for Sept. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Evan­ge­line Mid­dle School in New Mi­nas. A sec­ond ses­sion will be held Oct. 12 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Green­wood Bowl­ing Cen­tre on the base. The cost is $30. Reg­is­tra­tion forms can be down­loaded from the Spe­cial Olympics Nova Sco­tia web­site at www.spe­cialolympic­sns.ca.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the pro­grams avail­able in Kings County, con­tact Marty Arse­nault at martya@mail.com or by call­ing 902-847-5827.

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