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Delhi Dynamos, Special Olympics Bharat join hands

158   //    16 Oct 2017, 16:25 IST

New Delhi, Oct 16 (PTI) Indian Super League club Delhi Dynamos and Special Olympics Bharat have joined hands for a noble cause of promoting the initiative of inclusiveness in sports via football.

Global chairman of Special Olympics, Dr Tim Shriver and the CEO of Delhi Dynamos FC, Ashish Shah were present to kick start the initiative via a unified football match between the Delhi Dynamos Soccer Schools and Special Olympics Bharat young athletes at The Frank Anthony Public School today.

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts.

On the occasion, Dr Timothy P Shriver, chairman of Special Olympics said: "We are extremely happy to associate with Delhi Dynamos FC on our mission to promote inclusiveness in sports.

"They are one of the most structured football clubs in the country and I hope together we can create awareness towards unified sports and spread joy to all the specially abled athletes of the country. India is one of our top performing countries at the Special Olympics and receiving support from elite clubs really helps our children to receive relevant exposure and enhance their performance."

The program would be aimed to extend support towards their initiative of unified sports to fulfill their mission of creating inclusiveness via sport for the intellectually disabled.

The collaboration would witness an active partnership where Delhi Dynamos FC (DDFC) and Special Olympics Bharat (SOB) would closely work together across several initiatives.

Activities like coaches interactive session and unified football training will be some of the key highlights of the program

Press Trust of India (PTI) is a news agency in India
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