25 keen athletes, staff and supporters walked 6.5km raising awareness and enjoying this great community event.
Gordon Llewellyn was one of the first four athletes in Special Olympics New Zealand (SONZ) and became an icon for the organisation and an advocate for the inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in sport across New Zealand. His story is a remarkable one. Gordon was a swimmer in Hutt Valley, Wellington in 1982 when […]
By Jared Lutu, Special Olympics New Zealand Athlete Jared has been a part of Special Olympics for 7 years so far! Watch the video message below Jared recorded about his time with the Māngere club and how he is building his confidence. Transcript: Kia ora, kia orana, mālō e lelei, fakaalofa atu, nǐ hǎo, namaste, […]
By Grace Payne, Special Olympics New Zealand Athlete This year marks me being with Special Olympics for 10 years!! 😊🎉 Who would’ve knew 10 years can go so fast? 🤷♀️ You know what they say…. time flies when you are having fun, and I definitely wouldn’t have it any other way 😁🙌 These pics only […]
Tom Russell is a Special Olympics New Zealand athlete — and has been since 2003. Tom Russell in 2013 at the National Summer Games in Dunedin. Special Olympics has been a big part of Tom’s life for a long time, so he filmed the video below to tell us why Special Olympics is important to […]
Watch the video 💞 Kia ora 👋 This is a little reminder… (if you’re feeling like you’re alone) Shanae Dean (Special Olympics New Zealand Athlete) and Hamish, cute dog. ….that we are all still here. Chrissa Pearce (Special Olympics New Zealand Athlete) exercising using the Wii. Michelle Carney (Special Olympics Great Britain CEO) and Carolyn […]
Last year, we announced a competition to create a logo for the upcoming National Summer Games (NSG). The NSG will be held in Hamilton in 2021. We were so happy to get all your creative and artistic entries for this competition. You all showed great effort, imagination and enthusiasm. Ka pai (well done) everyone! Of […]