Competitive cheerleading will be a part of the “Special Olympics USA Games” for the first time ever!
Here’s the official explanation of what Special Olympics do as an organization:
“Special Olympics is a global movement that unleashes the human spirit every day around the world through the transformative power and joy of sport. Through programming in sports, health, education and community building, Special Olympics is tackling the inactivity, stigma, isolation, and injustice that people with intellectual disabilities (ID) face. Our work goes far beyond sports events, driving social change that enables full social participation for people with ID.”
The USA Games is one of the events they organize, and it takes place this week in Orlando, Florida.
As stated, competitive cheerleading will be part of the event for the first time!
150+ cheer athletes will compete today (June 6th) & tomorrow (June 7th). It looks like the event is broadcasted on ESPN, so make sure to take a look if you have the channel or live stream subscription!