Since 2008 Essential Employment and Training has hosted the ‘Sky’s the Limit’ Mini Olympics for people with disabilities. Hundreds of participants from across the state gather each year to experience the fun and excitement of competition in track and field sporting events.
Something that differentiates the Mini Olympics from other sporting events is that volunteer buddies from partner schools participate alongside each competitor. Aside from providing assistance and support when needed, buddies are a valuable way of translating the strengths and abilities of competitors out into the broader community.
The Sky’s the Limit Mini Olympics is more than a sporting event. It’s a day that celebrates diversity, broadens perspectives and enriches the community.
TIME REMAINING UNTIL NEXT MINI OLYMPICS
Running a not-for-profit community event requires lots of community support, time and resources. It is through the generosity of our local businesses that makes this event possible. Sponsorship towards this event will help us with providing the opportunity to people with disability to demonstrate what is possible with what they are able to achieve.
Would you like to support an event that gives all people with disability the opportunity to compete in a fun environment?
All sponsorship funding is directly invested into the Mini Olympics event and is used to contribute to the cost running the carnival.
Areas of expenditures include but not limited to:
- Medals and Trophies
- Athlete t-shirts
- Showbag goodies
- First Aid
In-kind donations of products or services are welcome.
Each year, EET offers a selection of sponsorship packages that supporters can choose between.
A lot of time, people power and resources go into making the Mini Olympics great and we would like to thank all those supporters who help make this event possible.
Be part of an exciting community event!
Sky’s the Limit Mini Olympics celebrates the diversity of people living with disability by hosting a fun filled day of track and field events catered to all abilities.
Cost: $20 per athlete
- an allocated buddy to support and encourage you
- athlete t-shirt
- showbag packed with goodies
- sausage sizzle
- participation certificate
School Buddy Registration
One of the core elements of the event is the crowd of high school students who volunteer to assist as buddies for the athletes.
What do buddies do?
Students are allocated to an athlete. They essentially help athletes find their way around the venue, be at the right place at the right time, and provide encouragement to athletes during their events.
Volunteers are deployed to various tasks throughout the day.