Clyve, Dancers and Soul City
MBC were delighted to
support the special olympics coming to the City of Bath and for recommending Clyve and
Soul City Foundation to the organisers. Clyve Waite and Jon Birch wrote an anthem for the
Special Olympics Bath 2013.
MBC are pleased that several businesses that we have worked with and that have supported
our previous Charity fundraising events became sponsors of the Special Olympics 2013.
Special singing guests at the event was the world famous Susan Boyle and the wonderful
Jazz Singer Clare Teal.
Clyve & Jon with Soul City
Foundation at the opening ceremony
VIP guests to the Opening
Ceremony include Patrons Lawrie McMenemy, Actor Colin Salmon, Bath Olympians Jason
Gardener MBE and Amy Williams MBE and the ceremony was officially opened by Sport Minister
Patrons Lawrie McMenemy MBE
& Jason Gardener MBE
About the Special
Founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Special Olympics has been offering women, men, and
children with intellectual disabilities year-round training and competitions in
Olympic-style sports since 1968. There are more than 32 individual and team sports
from Alpine Skiing to Volleyball provide quality training and well-matched sporting
events. Win or lose, the goal is always to be brave in the attempt!
Special Olympics Mission
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic
competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual
disabilities. They give them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness,
demonstrate courage, experience joy, and share personal skills, gifts of spirit, and
friendship with their families, their fellow Special Olympics athletes, and the world.
Bath games 2013
1,700 athletes with
intellectual disabilities of all ages and abilities attended the Bath games
3,500+ family members and supporters
500 event volunteers
120 sports officials
17 regional delegations from across Great Britain
For more information please visit: www.bath2013.org.uk/about/