Special Olympics State Games “Spirit Swap”

Sponsored by:

Higher Ground Sun Valley

Project Champion:

Cara Barrett

What are the appropriate grade levels:

6 through 8

Is there a limit to the number of participants:

1 class

Is there an opportunity for community service:


Is this a new or existing project:


Estimated project cost:



This class will come up with a pin design for each of the 25 different Special Olympics Teams participating in the State Games on March 1-3, 2014. The pins will be given to the athletes in their registration packets with a description on how to trade team pins throughout the games weekend.

Project’s Outcomes: The students will have to come up with a fun design with Team name and date/location (i.e. Higher Ground SV 2014 State Games). The students will need to research pin companies and come up with a budget. They can then approach different businesses in the community to see if they will contribute to the pin costs to sponsor a team. They can encourage the businesses to also attend the Special Olympics State Games opening ceremonies where they will announce what the “Spirit Swap” is all about.

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Classrooms who have adopted this project

The Sage School
6th and 7th
Casey Sedlack
21 students