ADO Den Haag supports Special Olympics Regional Games
The upcoming Special Olympics Regional Games Den Haag starting Saturday September 29 in the Zuiderpark is also supported by ADO Den Haag. Gino Coutinho has already been involved in the campaign, now it is the turn of ADO Den Haag.
At the initiative of ADO Den Haag in Society and partner Azivo during the break of the match against Groningen on august 31th, mentally disabled footballplayers will shoot penatlties at one of ADO’s goalkeepers. At the same time the Special Olympics Regional Games will be promoted amongst the crowd.
ADO Den Haag in Society and Azivo support the idea behind the Games that everybody participates in sport for the same reason, whether they are mentally disabled or not. To improve physical condition, mental fitness, confidance, social contacts but mainly because it is fun to do and brings a lot of pleasure.
About the Special Olympics Regional Games Den Haag
Under the motto “Participating Together” Den Haag will be the podium for the Special Olympics Regional Games, a large sporting event for athletes with a mental disability in the region Noord- and Zuid Holland. The event will take place September 29th and during this over 500 athletes with a mental disability will practice with passion their sport, soccer, hockey, athletics, judo, bowling, rowing or swimming. These games are being organized by the SGK and the Haagse Hogeschool-Academy for Sports with the help of The Hague Municipality and monitored by Special Olympics Nederland.
Founded in 1965 this association enables mentally disabled or otherwise derived people to enjoy sports. Their activities stimulates sport and work outs by organizing weekly and occasional activities as well as accompanied sporting holidays.
About Haagse Hogeschool-Academy for Sports
The Academy for Sports is one of the 14 academies at the Haagse Hogeschool, the largest college in the region. The sports academy exists 100 year in 2012. It is divided into two educations: HALO, for physical training holding 700 students and Sportmanagement with 500 students.