The Special Olympics South Coast has not been active for several years following the bushfires and COVID however, the good news is that on Friday 25 March they took possession of their new transport – a Ford Transit bus. To celebrate being on the road again, a full busload of athletes travelled to the Dunn Lewis Centre at Ulladulla for a fun morning of 10 pin bowling.
Special Olympics Australia (SOA) is part of a global inclusion movement using sport, health, education, and leadership programs to help end discrimination against and empower people with intellectual disabilities. It is a volunteer-run group.
Kathy Godwin, Chair SO South Coast told The Beagle "We are a Club where a person can have fun and make friends, be part of a community, and go for gold!!! We can offer all that because we cater for everyone with an intellectual disability whatever their dream.
"Our South Coast region covers from Milton to the Victorian Border, and we offer training and competition in a variety of sports including 10 pin bowling, basketball, cricket, swimming. More sports available if there’s interest".
Above: Deb Masterson, Craig Mitchell, Heidi Jay and Liz Godwin with their new bus.
Further information for athletes and volunteers can be found on the SOA website (specialolympics.com.au) – search NSW South Coast.