Special Olympics Games Cheering Squad

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Sponsored by:

Higher Ground

Project Champion:

Elyse Smidinger

What are the appropriate grade levels?


Is there a limit to the number of participants?


The theme for this project is:

Adaptive Sports, Education, Athletics

Is there a deadline for this project?

March 2019

Higher Ground is hosting the Special Olympics Games this winter on Saturday, March 9. Athletes from all over Idaho will be coming to Sun Valley to compete in alpine and Nordic skiing. On Saturday, March 9, the athletes will part-take in opening ceremonies at Dollar Mountain or Sun Valley Nordic Center, then go on to compete during the day, and finish off with awards. The motto in Special Olympics is “let me win, but if I cannot win, let me brave in the attempt.” Let’s help these athletes be brave by creating welcome signs for opening ceremonies, posters to hold while cheering on the students, and buttons to support these athletes. These athletes work hard throughout the winter months with practices once a month. Let’s be inclusive and support these athletes’ big day!