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Thursday, December 8, 2016
2016 Golisano Health Leadership Award Special Olympics Belgium
8 dec 16 @ 3:30 pm
Overview of the Golisano Health Leadership Award:
The Golisano Health Leadership Awards
recognize health champions - leaders and organizations - that are making a significant contribution to equal access to health,
fitness and/or wellness for people with intellectual disabilities. The awards will also promote awareness for the progress
and extraordinary efforts toward fulfilling the goals, values, and mission of Special Olympics health program. This is the
highest Special Olympics honor for health partners.
There are four primary goals for this new internal award
system, which include: 1. Recognize those who are making a significant contribution to increasing access to inclusive
health, fitness and/or wellness in the communities in which people with intellectual disabilities live. 2. Raise overall awareness
of the issues of health disparities experienced by people with intellectual disabilities. 3. Inspire, motivate and recognize
stakeholders, while engaging the broader health-focused Special Olympics audience to seek to replicate areas of success and
key initiatives and partnerships. 4. Create a prestigious health award program made possible by Tom Golisano and the Golisano
Foundation with Special Olympics that honors the organizations’ commitment to equitable health services for people with
Information for Special Olympics Programs Nominating Health Leaders for this
Award: • Only Special Olympics Programs receiving 3-year Healthy Community grants and the 14 Programs that piloted Healthy
Communities in 2012-15 will participate in the Golisano Health Leadership Awards. • For awards presented at the local
level: Programs are encouraged to host at high-profile Special Olympics events, such as an Opening Ceremony for a major Games
or when other annual awards are shared. Programs receiving 3-year Healthy Community grants in 2016 already received $3,000
in funds designated for this award - $2,000 toward the ceremony and promotion of the event and a $1,000 donation to the Program
made in the honoree’s name made possible by Tom Golisano's gift to SOI for the Healthy Community initiative.
Eligibility for Nominated Health Leaders • Programs receiving a three-year Healthy Community grant will recognize one
honoree. Programs may recognize multiple health leaders but only one will have the designation of the Golisano Health Leadership
Award. • The 14 Special Olympics Programs that piloted Healthy Communities may recognize an honoree (optional). •
Regional Honorees at World Games – Up to seven selected honorees, with the possibility of one from each Region, will
be recognized at World Games. • Criteria: Honorees will be selected based on their involvement in work related to year-round
health efforts that align with Healthy Community recognition. Nominees will be selected based on the following criteria: 1)
Expanding Healthy Athletes, 2) Impacting follow-up care and/or wellness programming, 3) Increasing financial sustainability
of the health program, and 4) Advancing the health rights of people with intellectual disabilities.
for Recognizing Honorees at the Program Level • A cross-departmental Program team that includes an athlete leader will
select the honoree. • A completed nomination form that demonstrates how this honoree contributes to the advancement
of Healthy Community-related efforts is needed by 1 October (Reminder: Honorees will be selected based on the following criteria:
1) Expanding Healthy Athletes, 2) Impacting follow-up care and/or wellness programming, 3) Increasing financial sustainability
of the health program, and 4) Advancing the health rights of people with intellectual disabilities. • At
the global level, a cross-departmental team that includes at least one athlete leader as well as representatives from the
Golisano Foundation will select the regional honorees based on the nomination forms shared by participating Programs. Informational
interviews to learn more about the recognized health leaders may be requested. Upon selection, the Regional President for
each Region will be asked to notify the Program and selected honoree. The up to seven global award recipients will be invited
to World Games with travel expenses covered.
Timeline: • 1 October 2016 – Programs
share the health awardee information with Special Olympics, Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org. • By 1 December
2016 – Programs recognize selected awardee as part of a local event and/or celebration. • 1 December 2016 –
Special Olympics, Inc. and Regions announce seven honorees to attend World Games. • March 2017 – Golisano Health
Leadership Award Celebration, Austria.
Sunday, November 15, 2015
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15 nov 15 @ 9:22 am
the meaning of
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The British Transplant Games (Gateshead 2015)
22 jul 15 @ 10:52 pm
Developed by the Transplant Surgeon Maurice Slapack in 1978, the Games was originally an international event welcoming
teams from France, Greece and even the USA, today the British Transplant Games see teams from hospitals across the UK come
together to compete. Many athletes also go on to take part at the World Transplant Games.
The Games help deliver Transplant
Sports aim to demonstrate the benefits of transplantation whilst increasing public awareness of the need for more people to
join the NHS Organ Donation Register and discuss their wishes with their families.
They have been staged annually since
1978 in cities across the UK and the 2015 Games will be held in NewcastleGateshead.
Special Olympics world winter games coming to Austria 2017
22 jul 15 @ 10:46 pm
Special Olympics is a worldwide movement of people, which establishes a new world
of inclusion and community, where everyone is accepted and included, irrespective of their abilities or disabilities. We help
to make the world better, healthier and more joyful.
As the biggest
international sport movement for people with intellectual disabilities Special Olympics worldwide offers all year round training
and competition opportunities in 32 different Olympic disciplines for more than 4,2 million of athletes in 170 countries.
These disciplines (respectively their set of rules and regulations)
are arranged in a way that allows as many people with intellectual disabilities as possible to participate and, in accordance
with their disability, to compete with other athletes with the approximate same ability level.
Olympics International“ was founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver in 1968 and has its seat in Washington/USA. From this
headquarter, Special Olympics International coordinates the national Special Olympics programmes.