Dodge City Special Olympics receives grant

Vincent Marshall
vmarshall@dodgeglobe.com
Dodge City Special Olympics received a $2,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Southwest Kansas.

Dodge City Special Olympics received a $2,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Southwest Kansas.

The Dodge City Special Olympics program must meet Special Olympics guidelines regarding COVID-19 in order to resume Special Olympics practices.

Of those guidelines, the health and safety of Special Olympics is a importance according to Michelle Leatherwood with the Dodge City Special Olympics local management team.

"This grant will help Dodge City Special Olympics to implement proper safety procedures and resume practices as soon as it is safely possible," Leatherwood said. "Dodge City Special Olympics athletes would like to thank the Community Foundation of Southwest Kansas for their continued support of Special Olympics in the Dodge City area."

The Dodge City Special Olympics team is made up of intellectually disabled children and adults from Ford, Gray, Mead, Clark and Edwards counties.

The nonprofit organization is made up of volunteers through coaching and fundraising with its mission of providing year-round training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-style sports.

To contact the writer, email vmarshall@dodgeglobe.com.