With only a 100 days left for the Special Olympics International Football Championship, special athletes from around the world are gearing up to give it their best. The SOIFC committees are also busy organizing community events to spread the word about the Championship, which is speculated to be the biggest humanitarian sports event in the world.
On 20th April, 2019, RYA Madras Metro Trust, along with the SOIFC committees, brought together 3000 God’s own children at Sathyam Cinemas, Chennai for a day of cinema, food, and football. Many of the children were introduced to football for the first time and had a great time practicing moves. The abled, the disabled, the young, the old, the professionals, the beginners – nobody was left behind. On 24th April, 2019, the committees orchestrated another event at Montfort School, St. Thomas Mount, Chennai. Students, regularly – abled and differently – abled alike , participated in several challenges such as the Toe Tap Challenge, the Keepie Uppie Challenge, and the Dizzy Penalty Challenge, which proved to be great fun for the participants as well as the spectators. The special kids also hand – painted a colourful mural, announcing in their own way that only a 100 days remained until the Championship.