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OSU Special Olympics Press Release

OSU Special Olympics Press Release

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Press release for the new OSU Special Olympics organization. Done as part of class assignment in Comm. 2321.
Press release for the new OSU Special Olympics organization. Done as part of class assignment in Comm. 2321.

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Spec i al Ol ympi c s-The Ohi o St at e

Uni ver si t y

News Release
For Immediate Release Contact: Alex Schroeder
Feb. 11, 2013 schroeder.543@osu.edu
419.953.0245



Ohio State spotlights new Special Olympics Organization
Members raise money, awareness for mentally, physically disabled

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new organization called Special Olympics – The Ohio State University
has been established on campus and is looking for volunteers to help support and raise money
for athletes that participate in the Special Olympics. The new organization’s purpose is to
spread awareness and encouragement toward volunteering for the Special Olympics. Its main
goals are raising money to help support the Special Olympics, coaching Special Olympic
athletic teams, and volunteering to help at official Special Olympic events. Special Olympics –
OSU also has the goal of bringing the organization called “Spread the Word to End the Word” to
campus to spread awareness about how hurtful some words can be.
“Even though we’ve only been operating for about a year now, we are seeing a definite
increase in interest and membership,” said Special Olympics – OSU President Erin
Weisenburger. “It’s a fantastic organization to become a part of, and the rewards of working with
such talented and hard-working athletes who must overcome their own disabilities are
immeasurable.”
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Special Olympics – OSU – Page 2

With the number of Special Olympics athletes exceeding 4 million in 2011, and with 146 Special
Olympics competitions going on around the world on an average day, the need for volunteers
for these types of organizations is increasing rapidly. The Special Olympics – OSU helps
produce volunteers and coaches who will not only help the athletes reach their goals, but who
will also teach others about how to properly treat and interact with people with mental and
physical disabilities.


About Special Olympics – The Ohio State University
Special Olympics-The Ohio State University is an organization whose purpose is to spread
awareness and encouragement toward volunteering for the Special Olympics. Its other
objectives include community engagement to encourage inclusion, and public advocacy for the
respect of those with mental and physical disabilities. The office location is 1900 Cannon Drive,
Columbus, Ohio, 43210. For more information on how to apply, visit
ohiounion.osu.edu/get_involved

























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Interview with Special Olympics – OSU President Erin Weisenburger
http://www.specialolympics.org/News_and_Stories
http://ohiounion.osu.edu/get_involved/student_organizations/directory?org_id=4763






































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