2018 Special Olympics Chicago Volleyball Skills Competition
An enthusiastic group of SoCore Energy team members volunteered today at the 2018 Special Olympics Chicago Volleyball Skills Competition. The volunteers and participants all had a blast! There were over 200 participants at the competition and winners received medals at a ceremony to close out the fun-filled day.
The first International Special Olympics Games were held on July 20, 1968 at Soldier Field in Chicago. Since then, Special Olympics Chicago has grown to serve more than 7,500 athletes, offering year-round sports training and competition in 22 sports.
The summer of 2018 will mark the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics, an organization with deep Chicago roots that is now the largest sporting competition in the world for intellectually disabled children and adults. What began as an idea for a simple track-and-field event at Soldier Field branched into a global community serving 5 million athletes in 172 countries.
SoCore is proud to support the great work of Special Olympics Chicago.