A few weeks ago I wrote about trying to decide whether I should participate in a fundraiser for Special Olympics Iowa… one that would have me rappelling 345 feet down the side of a building in downtown Des Moines.
I thought about it and decided to go for it! Part my decision to say “yes” was learning more about Special Olympics and their mission:
“To provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.”
I really like their oath too!
“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”
What a great motto for the Special Olympics and for life!
As the day of the rappel approaches I’m getting more excited… and nervous.
I plan on writing about the experience here and documenting it in video form on YouTube. That’s right! A friend from church offered to let me borrow his Go Pro camera so I should be able to get some good footage of the event.
If you have any charity dollars left in your budget please consider donating to Special Olympics Iowa. You can donate safely and securely online here.