Before Kyanna set foot on the court, she was quiet and shy. Once she joined Special Olympics, she found her voice.
Today she isn’t hesitant to try a new sport, although she admits bowling is her favorite. Kyanna has recruited her brother and sister to join her Unified softball team, the Richmond Eagles, and she’s a Global Messenger who helps share - in her own voice - the power of Special Olympics.
We believe it is necessary to provide extra support to urban centers like the City of Richmond in order to reach potential new Special Olympics athletes like Kyanna.
Recent studies confirm that in urban centers, there exists:
In collaboration with Richmond Public Schools and Richmond Residential Services, we fill this void by providing programs in seasonal sports, life skills, and social activities for eligible children and adults.
Our Urban Programs are made possible thanks to generous donations from sponsors and partners like Robins Foundation, George J. & Effie L. Seay Foundation, Walmart Foundation, U-Turn, Communities in Schools of Richmond, Richmond Residential Services and Richmond Public Schools. To find out more, contact Floyd Miller, Senior Director of Urban Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 804.726.3035.
Senior Director of Urban Programs
Floyd E. Miller, II