Providing Year-Round Sports Training and Athletic Competition - 5:12
with Antoine Jackson of Special Olympics Michigan
Posted Aug 28, 2017
Special Olympics Michigan is providing year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Athletes develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy while participating. The athletes achieve their dreams with the support of caring volunteers, coaches, family members and staff. Antoine Jackson, Corporate Development Director of Special Olympics Michigan discusses how important funds are to support the Special Olympics athletes. Interview recorded August 24th, 2017.
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