Special Olympics Australia | Asia Pacific Games
Special Olympics South Australia brings the joy of sport and competition to children and adults with an intellectual disability giving them opportunities to achieve their personal best on and off the sporting field.

Asia Pacific Games 2013

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On 1 December 2013, 400 Australian athletes with an intellectual disability will march into the Hunter Stadium in Newcastle, NSW to represent their country at the inaugural Special Olympics Asia Pacific Games.

For the next week they will wear the green and gold with pride in front of family, friends and fans as they compete against 2,000 athletes from over 32 countries.

This will be the largest multi-sports event for people with an intellectual disability ever held in Australia.

Thirty Seven (37) athletes and Eleven (11) Coaches and Support Staff from South Australia will be amongst the 400 Australian athletes representing their country.

This is a marvellous achievement for South Australia. The SA athletes will be competing in Aquatics, Basketball, Football, and Tenpin Bowling. It is also a credit to the coaches who have been selected in being recognised for their skills and dedication to Special Olympics.

We are so very proud of them just for making the team but the athletes are now training hard so they can do their very best at the games.

They are working hard to fundraise to get to the Games. It will cost us nearly $130,000 for these 49 South Australians to participate in the Games.

You can help them reaching their dream in a number of ways. The sooner we reach the total the sooner the athletes can centre all their concentration on their training.


You can donate individually to our athletes heading to the Games. Just click on their name below to visit their fundraising page.

AQUATICS - Andrew Waller | Ashely Tyler | Bradley Bettens | Kim Flannigan | Lyndall Datson | Scott Callender | Tryphena Nicolai

BASKETBALL - Bradley Kinross | Con Gouras | Daniel Johnston | James Maxwell | Jasmine Crewdson | Juanita Wooden | Katie Williams | Keenan Georg-Dent | Krystel Pugsley | Lachlan Woollett | Laura Hester | Lauren Packham | Nadia Procter | Rebecca Sargeant | Sam Crease | Wayne Kinross

FOOTBALL - Amechai Bawden | Brodie Wegener | Jamal Seiler | Joshua Maddeford | Rhys Baker | Robbie Mastrogiacomo | Robert O’Brien

TENPIN BOWLING - Jenny Roberts | Jordon Lubcke | Mark Russ | Matthew BellPatrick Hayes | Therese Garton


The athletes have several fundraising initiates including:

- A Commemorative Tea Towel with all athletes, coaches and support staff listed under their sports. $10 per tea towel.

- Quiz Night - 26th October at Christian Brother’s College Hall $15pp or a table of 10 for $150.00

- City to Bay Fun Run Team – September 15th, Donate on line at https://city-bay2013.everydayhero.com/au/special-olympics-sa

For more details please contact the State Office on 8234 8730 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Thank you in anticipation of your support.