Visit your local Applebee’s between March 3 – April 13 and support Area M Games. Each restaurant will be selling 4x4 cards featuring 4 of our very own Athletes! Enjoy some delicious food, support Special Olympics PA – Area M and decorate the restaurants with the smiling faces of our Athletes. Thank you Applebee’s for supporting Special Olympics PA – Area M!
Our Mission: Special Olympics PA Area M helps children and adults with intellectual difficulties grow stronger with body, mind and spirit through a year-round program of sports training and athletic competition.
Our Purpose: Special Olympics is focused on accomplishments rather than winning or losing. The benefit to the athlete is increased confidence and positive self image. In addition involvement on the part of family and friends helps develop healthier family relationships and greater acceptance by the community as a whole.
Our Words To Live By:
“LET ME WIN. BUT IF I CAN NOT WIN, LET ME BE BRAVE IN THE ATTEMPT”
The logo has five people who each have six arms. The down position means "downtrodden", remembering a time when many people thought those with intellectual disabilities were not able to make good decisions or try new things. [Read More...]