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1 Special Olympics - Syria 7 th Regional Games -2010

2 Introduction Founded in1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver ; Special Olympics is an international organization dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition. Building on the its motto & athletes oath: "Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt;Today the Special Olympics serves more than 2.5 million persons with intellectual disabilities in more than 200 Programs in more than 165 countries globally and 20 Programs in 20 countries in the MENA region. An initial census of athlete participation conducted in that year established a baseline count of athletes worldwide. Special Olympics Special Olympics - Syria Syria joined the International Special Olympics organisation in 1994 which already had existing programs in Middle east & Africa. In 1996 the Syrian Sports Union established a sports committee dedicated to run a year round activities for individuals with intellectual disability. In 2001 and as result of the interest and support of the Special Olympics MENA regional headquarters, the Syrian Special Olympics committee was launch

3 To Expand opportunities offered to people with intellectual special needs so they have the chance through the provision of quality sports, training and competitions to improve their lives. Vision To support people with intellectual special needs in realising their potential by organising a year round sports training and competition, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate achievements, experience enjoyment and participate in a sharing of friendship with their families and other Special Olympics. Mission Founded on the belief that through participation in sport, people with intellectual special needs can develop the confidence and advocacy skills to become fully integrated into society; our goal is to promote the fuller social inclusion of people with learning disabilities. Goal Syrias Special Olympics

4 A letter Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour on the seventh of January 2010, containing the desire of the Central Council for the Disabled, the composition of the sports concerned with social affairs, social and sports for people with intellectual special needs and the approved the resolution by the General Sports Union, which had all previous responsibility for all the activities of the Special Olympics Syria. Official Structure Min of Social affairs & Labour Central Council for Disabled Syrias Special Olympics Committee Syrias Special Olympics Org Structure

5 2004 200 7 200 6 The year 2005 was a turning point as it witnessed the first athletics championship and the one-day competition; held in both Damascus and Aleppo the championships had the participation / 412 / players and / 180 / volunteers Football and athletics competitions were held as well as the Will Festival Witch witnessed championship activities for 6 sports: Football - Bocce - Swimming - Hockey – badminton and basketball / 907 / players and/525/ volunteers participated in the tournaments In celebration of the re-election of H.E. President Bachar Alassad, One-Day tournament was held in the following governorates: Damascus, Deir Ezzor, Raqa, Aleppo and Homs for weight lifting and basketball with the participation of /1453/ players and /665/ volunteers Local Games

6 2008 200 9 tournaments were held for bocce, basketball, cycling, equestrian, badminton, weightlifting, swimming; also initiatives like football for hope and football united were launched with local artists and /1218/ players and / 668 / volunteers Local Games Tournaments were held for the first time under the patronage of the First Lady, Mrs. Asma al-Assad, as the championship will and life instead of the festival will and life Championships took place with / 1700 / player and / 750 / participated volunteers.

7 Special Olympics Syria's been keen to participate in the previous Regional MENA Games with a constantly incresed participation Syrian Participation YearHosting Country Number of Athletes Number of Syrian Athletes 2002Lebanon400N/A 2004Tunisia600N/A 2006Dubai -UAE100047 2008Abu Dhabi - UAE150067 Regional Games

8 The Special Olympics 7 th Regional Games will be the largest sporting event for people intellectual special needs hosted by Syria under the patronage of Mrs. Asma al-Assad, wife of the President of the Syrian Arab Republic and the participation of Member States in the Special Olympics in the Middle East and North Africa's 22 countries are: Jordan / UAE / Bahrain / Algeria / Saudi Arabia / Sudan / Iraq / Kuwait / Morocco / Yemen / Iran / Tunisia / Palestine / Qatar / Oman / Syria / Lebanon / Libya / Egypt / Mauritania / Comoros / Djibouti The forecasted number of participants is 2290 players from all participating countries, including 247 players from Syria 15 games will be offered during the 7 th regional games in Damascus : athletics / table tennis / Football / basketball / swimming / hockey / handball / volleyball / Equestrian / gymnastics / Bocce / weight lifting / cycling / Badminton / SYRIA : Sep 25 th - Oct 3 rd 2010 7 th Regional Games

9 Public Sector EntityRequired support Min of Interior Extend Services and safety plan which will be implemented by the staff of public security to provide protection for gyms and volunteers to ensure the safety and security of those games Min of Health Provide voluntarily medical staff for health check and ensure readiness of medical points and accredited hospitals in Damascus Min of Education Allocate sport trainers and dedicated workforce for the regional games Min of Information Help in publicising the regional games and its role through programs of regular weekly, monthly press and highlight preparations for the event Min of Local Administration Maintaining the readiness of sports facilities and furnish it with international standard equipments and decorating the city of Damascus for the event Min of Tourism Secure bookings for participants and provide accommodation and prepare parallel touristic programs Min of Transportation Secure means of local transport for the transfer of players from / to training facilities during the preparation period and the regional games activities Support Special Olympics Syrias plan through the provision of facilities for the 7 th regional games Special Olympics Partners

10 Private Sector CompanySponsorship LevelRequired Support UG, United Group Media Sponsor Advertising and communications services to support the Event and its activities, volunteers and players Sport SponsorProvide clothing and equipments for athletes and volunteers Service Sponsor Provide food meals for the participants and volunteers during the games period Support the activities and initiatives for the 7 th regional games Special Olympics Partners

11 Social Sector EntityRequired support NGOs specialised in intellectual special needs Support in players and volunteers recruitment Red Crescent Volunteers to support and assist the Medical Staff from the Min of Health Others Volunteer to support the events initiatives and activities Attract and activate most of the societies interested in intellectual special needs to show the importance of interdependence Special Olympics Partners

12 27.09.10 03.10.10 30.01.10 Press Conference Training and preps till 30.08.10 Activities till 03.10.01 23.09.10 Arrivals of regional delegations Training Volunteers شهر 06.10 شهر 07/10 Qualifying Round 7 th regional games Timeline

13 Visual Identity Media campaign

14 Logo Media campaign

15 Brand Activation Initiatives Media campaign Farhan Set up informational booth in all major sports arenas in Damascus. – Volunteer recruitment – Ensure that that booth is manned during peak times. – Selling Memorabilia Produce giant size uniform shirt that will be signed by students in the schools, then duplicated in normal size and distributed to team members as gift item from Syrian students in support Actual T-shirt can be displayed as attraction during events. Mascot( Farhan ) will make appearance in schools around Syria with a team of volunteers with the following activities: Distribution of informational flyers An afternoon of fun (kermis games) Educational lecture aimed at students and parents about Special Olympics Give-away items

16 Communications Plan Media campaign A communications plan will be put to action upon the establishment of the communications and sponsorship committee to plan the following activities: - Press Conference to launch visual identity - Olympic torch event - Media and press coverage - Outdoor advertising - Festivals and parades

17 Special Olympics Syria Potentials without Boarders


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