February 13, 2008 - by
Florida State Student-Athletes Participate In Special Olympics Fundraising Run/Walk

Feb. 13, 2008


Despite the rain and cold temperature, the Special Olympics 1K and 5K Fundraising Run/Walk kicked off on Saturday, January 26th, at Mike Long Track. This years’ event raised a lot of money to help local athletes train and compete.


 


The Special Olympics is an organization committed to empowering children and adults with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive, and respected members of society through sport training and competition. Several Florida State student-athletes took part in this year’s fundraiser to contribute to the success of this program and provide support to those who participated. The enthusiastic Seminoles helping in this weekends’ race represented a number of teams including: Cross Country, Volleyball, Women’s Swimming & Diving, and Men’s & Women’s Golf.  


 

Athletes ran along side participants and encouraged them around the course through the finish line while others took part in the awards ceremony following both races. The children and adults with intellectual disabilities who participate in Special Olympics develop greater self-confidence, show enthusiasm as well as courage, and gain memorable experiences. This year, they gave Florida State‘s student-athletes their own memorable experiences.
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