Adelaide United have teamed up with the Special Olympics National Games for Round 23 of the Hyundai A-League at Coopers Stadium this Friday night.
The partnership has been formed to promote the importance of inclusive communities and is another great example of the socially transformative power of sport.
Adelaide United’s Ambassador for the Special Olympics National Games, Ryan Kitto, met the SA Special Olympics soccer team today and said that these athletes were true champions in every sense of the word.
“It’s a great honour to be involved,” he said. "These athletes have worked so hard to be at the top of their game and they're truly inspiring.
“I'm very glad to be part of this important movement that fosters healthy communities and lifestyles.”
The global movement aims to further the rights and well-being of people with an intellectual disability. All participating Special Olympics athletes will be vying for their spot on the Australian team this April. The national team will head to Abu Dhabi for the Special Olympics World Summer Games in 2019.
The partnership with Adelaide United culminates this Friday where you will see the Adelaide United players run onto the grounds through a Special Olympics Guard of Honour, as well as fundraising initiatives for this very worthy cause, key presentations, and other activity on the ground.