Cheer for Macy!

When newborn Macy was diagnosed with Down Syndrome, Sherri and Joe Harnisch were scared and did not know what to expect. But they knew about Special Olympics and even in their time of despair it gave them hope that little Macy would have a place where she would always belong and be accepted.  

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Special Olympics Mission

The Special Olympics mission remains as vital today as it did when the movement was founded in 1968: Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.