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Special Olympics Issues Dance Off To Support Developmentally Disabled

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 31, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Special Olympics, Developmentally Disabled, Behavioral HealthThe Special Olympics works hard all year to spread their message of inclusion. Through their competitions they shine the light on many amazing athletes with developmental disabilities, and just putting a little focus on these incredible people spreads hope and excitement throughout the disabled community as well as people from all walks of life all over the world.

This holiday season, the Special Olympics has announced a new promotion to raise money and keep spreading the message of inclusion. Initially launched on November 24th, their Just Dance challenge runs through January 15th. Just Dance is a popular video game series where players compete against each other performing choreographed dances. This promotion is the first time that the Special Olympic has partnered with the video game industry. It is a great fit because video games are typically very inclusive as well.

They hope that people will get together with friends and family, play Just Dance and donate money to the Special Olympics, sharing the word about their events and the challenge itself through Social Media.

According to the Special Olympics website,

"Republic Records will also be showing their support to the cause by offering incentives and giveaways centered around their talented artists and by sponsoring the Just Dance Challenge with an activation at their annual label holiday party. The musicians, Special Olympics, and Ubisoft are committed to the success of the campaign. "

Perhaps your office, club, team, or group of friends could hold a Just Dance event and give away small cash prizes with matching donations to the Special Olympics. It would be a fun way to lift morale and contribute charitable donations to a great organization before the end of the tax year. 

If your organization has positions that need filled working with the developmentally disabled, or if you work in healthcare and are looking for new opportunities, please contact us.

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