Toyota, Special Needs Network and KJLH Celebrate Special Olympics World Games

LOS ANGELES--()--Special Needs Network (SNN), one of California’s most active advocacy nonprofits for people with special needs, will join Toyota and KJLH Radio to showcase the Special Olympics World Games coming to LA on July 25. LA County Supervisor Mark-Ridley Thomas, LA City Councilmember Curren Price and a host of other LA dignitaries will join the three organizations for a kick-off press conference on Wednesday, July 15 at 10 a.m. at the LA Expo Center Swim Stadium, 3980 Bill Robertson Lane.

During the press conference, 10 special needs teens and young adult athletes will be named as SNN’s delegates to the World Games and will join parents and other advocates in a 5K torch run led by Breanna Clark. Clark, one of the 10 delegates, was diagnosed with autism at age two and is currently preparing to qualify for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, Brazil in track and field.

SNN, Toyota and KJLH will also unveil their “Special Needs Resource Guide,” written in English and Spanish and featuring 200 resources for individuals with intellectual, developmental and physical. For two weeks leading up to the Games, 25,000 copies of the free guide will be distributed to South LA residents during a series of community outreach events. Written by experts, the guide provides information focused on five key areas: health, education, housing, employment and recreation.

As a state leader for special needs advocacy, it is fitting SNN would play such an active role in welcoming the World Games. KJLH Radio has been a staple in the LA radio community for 50 years and is owned by Stevie Wonder who will headline the opening ceremony at the World Games and will be joined by First Lady Michelle Obama. The Special Olympics World Games is the largest sporting and humanitarian event for individuals with intellectual disabilities and brings together 7,000 athletes and more than half a million fans to witness 25 competitive events.

The press conference and rally are open to the public. For more information contact Juan Carlos Garcia at 323-559-0538 or juancarlos@specialneedsnetwork.org.

About Special Needs Network

Special Needs Network is based in Los Angeles and is California’s leading grassroots autism advocacy organization. The organization focuses on raising public awareness, impacting public policy, increasing education and access to resources for families, children and adults. Since its inception, SNN has assisted nearly 40,000 families. To learn more, visit www.specialneedsnetwork.org.

Contacts

Trio Solutions
Jessica Munday, 843-708-8746
jessica@trio-solutions.com

Release Summary

Special Needs Network (SNN) will join Toyota and KJLH Radio to showcase the Special Olympics World Games coming to LA on July 25.

Contacts

Trio Solutions
Jessica Munday, 843-708-8746
jessica@trio-solutions.com