Standing in the darkness of our local Dawn Service on ANZAC Day last year, my children and I kept hearing words about our Diggers like inspirational, determined and courageous. It was hard to not be overwhelmed by emotion when reflecting on the collective sacrifice and service to this nation of so many men and women.
On the trip home, a thought also occurred to me: inspiration, determination and courage are all traits of our Special Olympic athletes.
Forging a link between the history of our veterans and the future of our Special Olympic athletes, I have decided that walking the 138km Kokoda Trail over eight days this September would be my Chairman’s Challenge in 2020: following the path of our brave WWII soldiers across the formidable terrain of Papua New Guinea’s highlands. My 14-year-old son Zach will be joining me, and a number of other supporters are looking to get involved.
My goal is to finish the trail and raise $50,000 for Special Olympics Australia. Please support us in raising vital funds to ensure Special Olympics can continue to change the lives of more people with intellectual disability. We’d appreciate any contribution, big or small.
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Thank you so much for your support!
Chairman, Special Olympics Australia