A happy trail to the finish line

Jun 28, 2011

Hugs, smiles and cheers accompany athletes on their way to the finish line at the Special Olympics Games.

Special Olympics helps people with intellectual disabilities participate in sports competitions in their community. The athletes build self-confidence by proving their own capabilities and demonstrating discipline. 

Michigan has one of the largest programs in the US. More than 18,000 athletes of all ages participate each year.

For years, Amway has participated in Michigan Special Olympics spring and state summer games. Every summer, we send a bus full of volunteers to help out.

Some Special Olympics athletes are extremely gifted and others work hard just to reach the finish line. But on their way, every participant gets a smile and a hug, and has an eager group of family members and volunteers to cheer them on to the end.

Thanks to Jency Schnettler for submitting this story.

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