Special Olympics – The Power of Sports

Published by Demetre Haralambakis

On May 18, our Highlands team was thrilled to volunteer as timers and stagers for the swimming and track & field events at the 2024 Special Olympics Folsom Spring Games. The athletes were truly inspiring, exemplifying true sportsmanship, competition, and fun! It was an amazing event.

Over the past ten years, our Highlands team has volunteered at numerous Special Olympics events in the greater Sacramento area. Without a doubt, the best part of each event is meeting the athletes, cheering them on, and witnessing the determination and joy they exude!

Since its inception in 1968, the Special Olympics has remained true to its mission: “through the power of sports, athletes with intellectual disabilities discover new strengths and abilities, skills and success.” It has fostered inclusion and acceptance, and our communities are strengthened because of it.

Highlands is proud to support the Special Olympics and looks forward to continuing this support in the future!