Special Olympics Trinidad and Tobago (SOTT) will be staging its 34th National Games for persons with intellectual disabilities on Saturday 12th March, 2016. SOTT offers competition in Aquatics, Basketball, Bocce, Equestrian, Football, Powerlifting, Athletics and Volleyball. Each year, over six hundred (600) athletes participate in the games which will be staged atvarious venues across Trinidad in order to accommodate the wide array of sporting disciplins. These include the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Jean Pierre Complex, Long Circular Health & Wellness Club, Police Training Academy, Police Mounted Branch and Diego Martin Swimming Pool.
SOTT is the local programme of Special Olympics International (SOI), a non-profit organisation dedicated to the positive development of persons with intellectual disabilities through sport. Special Olympics transforms lives through the joy of sport and is the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities. The Games are the culmination of the athletes past year of training and an opportunity for them to show off new strengths, abilities, skills and success. The Games are also meant to raise awareness of persons with intellectual disabilities in the wider community.
SOTT linvites everyone to come out and contribute in facilitating the successful staging of this venture SOTT is also accepting donations towards this event and other upcoming SOTT events, such as Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017. Every contribution is greatly appreciated and is used to provide the continuous support and tools needed to train and inspire our athletes to partake in these games with the courage, joy and fulfilment that they display.
Come out and support our Special Olympic Athletes !