Splash Car Wash, located at 186 Westport Avenue, Norwalk, teamed up with members of the Norwalk Police Department to host its first “Splash for Special Olympics Day” at the car wash on Sunday, October 26, 2008. A donation of $1 to $3 was made to Special Olympics for every car washed all day long, and patrons learned more about Special Olympics programs in their community –and were inspired by local athletes.
Special Olympics is an international organization dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society. It’s mission is 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 continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Special Olympics Connecticut hosts over 50 tournaments and competitions in 21 different sports. Currently, in Connecticut, 5,292 children and adults of all ages with intellectual disabilities participate in its programs. An additional 3,692 partners (without disabilities) train and compete with its traditional athletes to foster teamwork, acceptance and understanding.