Special Olympics Michigan Area 11, serving athletes in Kent and Barry counties, along with our sponsors, proudly presents the second annual Let’s TOGA for Special Olympics event on Friday, October 26, 2012 at EVE at The B.O.B. in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Local Special Olympics athletes worked together, under the guidance of staff and student artists from Kendall College of Art & Design, to create many works of art including a collaborative piece that was entered in ArtPrize 2012! It demonstrates that intellectuals with disabilities have many abilities. For some, it was their first time painting, and this experience inspired them to try new things and built confidence.
The artwork will be auctioned at the Let’s Toga for Special Olympics party. Attendees will enjoy a live Greek band and dancing, authentic Greek food, a souvenir photo booth, live art creation, and so much more. Togas are highly encouraged for the costume contest and photo booth.
Both Special Olympics Michigan athletes and members of the community know how to have fun, so let’s do it together! We had a great first event last year, but we expect this year to be even more amazing!
So get your tickets, make a toga, and Let’s TOGA for Special Olympics, West Michigan!
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Athletes are given continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness and athletic skill, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.
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