2022 has been a productive year for Special Olympics events. As we near its closing, it’s important for us to also take a look back.
2022 has been a productive year for Special Olympics Pilipinas. It’s important for us to also take a look back and review all the things that we have accomplished together as a community. With that said, October and November have been truly meaningful to the athletes, volunteers, and the organization as a whole.
Looking back to October and November 2022
Below are the Special Olympics Events that we were able to do towards the tail-end of the year.
Special Olympics Pilipinas gets accredited by the Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC)
SOP is among the non-government organizations accredited by the PCNC this October! PCNC is a private, non-stock, voluntary, and non-profit self-regulatory body of the NGO sector. As the primary designated accrediting entity for NGOs, the council makes sure to provide recognition to foundations that uphold good governance and compliance with their existing regulatory requirements.
Sports Clinics and Trainings Held for Active Members
Consequently, the SOP’s regular sports clinics and training were held during October and November. Some of the events included decathlon training, virtual badminton training sessions, and our regular Fit Fridays under our Stay Strong Program.
SOP holds first Water Safety Symposium
We held our first-ever Water Safety Symposium in Pasig under the Coach Education Program. The event, done in partnership with Philippine Life Saving, taught its participants the importance of water safety and Rescue Emergency Care.
We believe that it is vital for our coaches and volunteers to be equipped with proper knowledge and skills. This is so, to provide excellent service and care to our athletes at all times.
The Special Olympics Young Athletes Program goes to Pasig
To celebrate National Children’s Month, SOP partnered with Barangay San Antonio, Pasig. The event was to bring the Special Olympics Young Athletes Program to their little ones. The play session, which are being conducted weekly, was conducted to provide children with a safe space to explore their strengths and abilities. Moreover, it also served to educate the community about different intellectual disabilities. Also tackled during the event is the subject of providing intervention to children and athletes with intellectual disabilities while waiting for special education services.
Team Unified goes Spartan!
Our very own athletes believe that it is vital for our coaches and volunteers are equipped with proper knowledge and skills. To provide excellent service and care to our athletes at all times. Secondly, these are the perfect examples of true inclusion and defying expectations after finishing the Spartan Race held at Timberland Heights this November. Thirdly, for months, the team has trained with Special Olympics Pilipinas to prepare for the event. Thank you for being an inspiration to the community, Team!
Welcoming 2023 with Special Olympics Pilipinas
SOP has accomplished a lot this 2022 and dedicated to doing more next year. Equally important, one of the Special Olympics events that we are gearing up for is the Special Olympics World Games in Berlin this 2023. Which will be the next biggest sports gathering ever since the pandemic. Furthermore, if you want to contribute to our cause, we would appreciate donations for the organization’s participation. Lastly, a Christmas concert will also happen this December as one of the organization’s fundraising events.
Likewise, Special Olympics Pilipinas is also always open for volunteers who can help us further our cause. To join us, simply head to the link here. Besides, you can also follow our Facebook and Instagram pages to keep updated on news and events.