The Oberlin Review

Fiscal Attack on Special Olympics Opens Dialogue About Impact of Sports

Jane Agler, Sports Editor

April 5, 2019

Due to President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for the 2020 fiscal year, the Department of Education is facing a potential 10 percent budget reduction and is looking for ways to effectively subsidize the loss. This is the third year in a row the President has prioritized the military and the building of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border over education, putting pressure on Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to make up the difference. However, her resulting proposal was yet another ill-informed and ludicrous step in her long history of errors as education secretary. Last week, DeVos proposed a $17.6 million cut in funding for the Special Olympics, a move that has garnered widespread criticism from colleag...

SAAC Hosts Special Olympics Swim Meet

Jesse Kohler

November 2, 2012

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) sponsored a swim meet for Special Olympics in Philips Gym on Saturday, Oct. 13. Almost 50 children from the surrounding community competed in several events. In addition to the 25 student volunteers who ran the event, families and friends of the participants filled the stands in Carr Pool to watch these persons with disabilities partake in competition. Cheers from both spectators and those involved in the competition echoed throughout the pool area. The competitors did not swim for a medal, or to defeat another competitor; these children swam purely for the fun of it. As one mother said after watching her son participate in an event, “Just to see my child so happy...

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