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Cricket makes 10 in the Special Olympic Program

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Special Olympic athletes having a go at cricket
ACT Cricket Chief Executive Officer Mark Vergano said he was delighted with news Special Olympics ACT Region had expanded its program of sports offered to local people with an intellectual disability to include cricket.

With a Come and Try Cricket day held last month, Special Olympics ACT Region have added a tenth sport to their program. With popular sports such as swimming, athletics and ten pin bowling already in the program, cricket has been included to fill a growing niche.

“Special Olympics has been a fantastic organisation in meeting the needs of the disabled community to encourage participation in a variety of sports which cricket is pleased to join

“ACT Cricket is pleased to be able to assist Special Olympics in progressing cricket for adults and children with an intellectual disability”, Mr Vergano said.

Special Olympics is a not for profit organisation that offers sports training and competition for adults and children with an intellectual disability. Children as young as 8 can be involved in the program. Discos and dinners are also held monthly which gives athletes and families a chance to socialise.

If you are interested in getting involved in Special Olympics or want more information, call 6230 1069 or email soactr@optusnet.com.au.

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