One of Special Olympics New Mexico’s areas of focus is building inclusive communities – implementing strategies and creating opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities and those without to interact. The hope is through those experiences, barriers of misunderstanding and stereotypes will be shattered and friendships will be formed.
The weekend of August 19th, Special Olympics New Mexico will host its Four Corners Invitational in Farmington. Much of this competition is “unified” – people with and without intellectual disabilities will compete together in golf, aquatics relays, and softball. Although we will be PLAYING unified – we will also be LIVING unified that weekend, which means we will be eating together, staying in hotels together, travelling together, dancing together, and just hanging out together.
We want to show people what playing and living unified looks like, so, anyone who will be at these Games, we invite you to take UNIFIED SELFIES and post them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Use the hashtag #FCIunifiedselfie and we will then select and repost many of these photos in the next issue of our SOBrief.
We can’t wait to see your unified selfies!