01 March - 07 April 2014
School competitions Let’s Play together
Inspired by the International initiative 6th April – International Day for Sport and Development, Special Olympics Bulgaria lunched a chain of school competitions in football and dodge ball, where more 1000 players with and without disabilities are expected to play together in more than 50 secondary and high schools over the 40 cities in the period 1st March – 7th of April.
On 25 March 2014, secondary school “Neofit Rilski” and special school “Dragan Manchov” gathered for a unified competition in football and dodgeball, which was held in “Neofit Rilski” school, in the town of Velingrad. Four unified teams with 28 athletes, with and without intellectual disabilities, took part in the local competition.
The first day of spring was celebrated in Tutrakan with a local sport competition, held on 21 March, 2014. More than 20 athletes from Tutrakan competed in football, for boys and dodgeball, for the girl teams in “Yordan Yovkov” secondary school. All the participating teams will also take part in the Regional Games in Razgrad, April 2014.
The teams from Varna, who are about to take part in the Regional Games in Kavarna, April 2014, warmed up for the Games with a local competition in “Chernorizetz Hrabar” secondary school. Athletes with and without intellectual disability got the chance to show their football and teamwork skills in a football competition, organized on 28 March 2014.
The Resource center in Haskovo is organizing local competitions in football and dodgeball every week. During the month of March, the Resource center has held 4 competitions for children with intellectual disabilities – 2 in football (on the 12th and 26th of March), for the boys and 2 in dodgeball (5th and 19th of March), for the girls.