Episode 57

Everything You Need to Know About Special Olympics

Did you know that Special Olympics has been active for almost 50 years? Or that Special Olympics serves athletes with and without disabilities? Did you know that Special Olympics hosts athletic events year round, not just every four years?

If you think that's interesting, you're in luck. We've got a whole podcast on the subject!

In this episode, Sam Miller, Mile High regional manager of Special Olympics Colorado, joins host Emily Cohen to discuss this amazing organization. How do athletes qualify to attend national events? What does Sam think of ESPN's coverage of the World Games this past summer? What can athletes without disabilities learn from athletes with disabilities? What does the future hold for Special Olympics?

This is an inspiring and informative episode you won't want to miss. Listen in!

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TeamSnap Podcast host, Emily Cohen, dreams of living in a world where kids can enjoy sports for the pleasure of a well-hit ball, a faster time, or a corner goal – one without helicopter parents managing their every move. As a youth sports blogger, she’s been honored to write for TeamSnap for over half a decade, and now she’s taking her wit and wisdom to the airwaves with her new podcast that tackles issues relating to youth sports.

As a Cal grad and long-time Bay Area resident, Emily Cohen knows a thing or two about sports. With two very active teenage athletes, she is well-versed in bleacher-sitting and the conduct of sports parents – the good, the bad, and the ugly. Some topics close to her heart include sideline etiquette, injury prevention, and good old-fashioned sportsmanship.

When she’s not on the tennis court, at a game, or managing her kids’ teams, she’s writing snappy marketing copy for technology companies, walking her dog, or learning to play the drums.

Follow Emily’s podcasts and learn more about how to support your children in their athletic pursuits at podcast.teamsnap.com. You can also follow Emily on Twitter at @emilygcohen or email her at [email protected]

Release Date: May 24 2016