Special Olympics Boosters

Sponsored by:

Higher Ground Sun Valley

Project Champion:

Kate Weihe

What are the appropriate grade levels:

K through 12

Is there a limit to the number of participants:

2 classes

Is there an opportunity for community service:


Is there a deadline for this project:

Fall, 2014 and the Winrter of 2015


Create trading tokens and lasting memories for Idaho Special Olympics athletes

Be a part of creating an unforgettable experience for Idaho’s Special Olympics Winter athletes! Approximately 400 athletes will attend this year’s competition in Sun Valley, and, with WOW’s help, we will provide each athlete with a unique trading pin and goody bag to serve as a lasting memory of their time here. This project needs a lot of hands, and especially creativity, to make these special tokens for the very deserving athletes.


March 2015, Sun Valley will once again serve as the host for the Idaho Special Olympics Winter State Games. Approximately 400 athletes will be in attendance to participate in alpine skiing, snowboarding, Nordic skiing, and floor hockey. Highlights of the weekend include the Opening and Closing ceremonies, both of which will take place at the Wood River High School. There, with your help, the athletes will have the chance to socialize with one another and show off their 2015 SO State Games memorabilia pins, which will be authentically made through this WOW project!

As part of this project, you as a class will make the trading pins using the newly purchased pin making machine. Each pin will serve as a keepsake for the athletes to take home after the March competition. In addition, this project will involve assembling goody bags for the event (approximately 400), which will include several donated items from around the community.

Arguably the most well-known adaptive sports program worldwide, Higher Ground is proud to be the Wood River Valley’s local affiliate for the Special Olympics organization. Special Olympics empowers athletes with intellectual disabilities to be healthy, respected, and productive members of their communities through athletic training and competition, which are shared values within our own organization.

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