16 October 2014
VIC PREMIER ANNOUNCES FUNDING
Thursday, 10 July 2014, the Victorian Government unveiled a $500,000 funding grant for the National Games. Special Olympics National Games Patron and Premier of Victoria, The Hon Denis Napthine MLA announced the contribution and commended Special Olympics Australia when he said, 'Sport provides athletes with powerful social benefits by creating teammates, friendships and a community of common endeavour.' Click here to see photos from the event.
We’re very excited to announce National Games ambassador, Carrie Bickmore, will be our official MC for the Law Enforcement Torch Run.
If you are in Melbourne on 19 October 2014 head down to Federation Square to see the Torch Run and hopefully you can also join us at the National Games Opening Ceremony the next day.
Hawthorn Football player, Isaac Smith, with Special Olympics athletes Skye Cameron, Sarah Chaplin and Tim Chaplin and SEDA students Josie Gonzalez, Laura Breen and Jessie Hare.