Special Olympics Figure Skating

moonvine

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Is there somewhere I can talk about this? They are trying to get to the World Special Olympic games next month in Austria, and I'd like to see them succeed. They have to raise $10k to get there (they have a gofundme) and aren't doing terribly well so far. I'm trying to give them a signal boost (I have no one on the team, just a fan). Can anyone tell me if this would be an appropriate thing to post about here?
 

dorispulaski

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We allow gofundme links in Fan Fests, so I have moved your post to Fan Fests. I hope that anyone who has news about Special Olympics skaters and their events, in any country, will also post here!
 

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... I hope that anyone who has news about Special Olympics skaters and their events, in any country, will also post here!

An Evening With Champions has Special Olympics figure skater [ETA: and bronze medalist] Sharita Taylor listed on its "2018 Cast Sneak Peek." :cool:


Sharita represented the U.S. at 2017 Special Olympics World Games, and she and her twin sister Shaye got some major media coverage at the time, IIRC. (Interview on ABC News with Robin Roberts, for example.)

More recently, Sharita and Shaye (who also is a Special Olympics figure skater) received a surprise visit from Nathan Chen, with the assistance of United Airlines and Special Olympics.
All three athletes looked so happy and excited to share hugs :ghug: and to skate together. #InclusionRevolution
 

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There were some lovely Special Olympics skaters in the opening ceremony in Greensboro. I talked to one of the ladies with them and she told me some of them will be going to the World Games - place to be determined. Apparently they keep moving it?
 

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The GB Special Olympics figure skating team are competing in Sweden at the moment. Not sure exactly what the event is, but they're having a whale of a time. If you follow iskatecoach on Instagram (Paul Crocker), he's the team coach and posts lots of lovely updates and stories.
 
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