Our National Philanthropy is the Special Olympics. In 1968 the Chicago Chapter participated in the first International Games held at Soldier Field. Clipped Wings® has participated with Special Olympics National and World Games in several ways including; planning and hosting receptions for parents and guardians of the Athletes, Cessna Airlifts, organizing Award Ceremonies, and providing Family Lounges.
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Special Olympics World Games in Dubai March14- 21, 2019.
Clipped Wings® members have time to sightsee before their volunteer duties begin at the Special Olympics.
Picture 1- Welcome to Dubai Airport, picture 2- Burj Kalifa, tallest building, more than 125 floors tall!, picture 3 – Off to the Mall, picture 4-Special Olympics Logo made of red carnations and white flowers, picture 5 – Leaving Dubai.
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The 50th Anniversary of Special Olympics was celebrated in July 2018.
The Olympic Torch
Four of our members at base of torch
Ceremonies, we were honored guests and also at the reception.
Original SO volunteers, Carol, Christel, Judge Anne Brooks and National President, Dona.
Carol, left and Christel on right were volunteers at the first Special Olympics 50 years ago.
Rain did not stop our gals from enjoying ceremonies. Kathy from Chicago and National President Dona