On October 27 2023, six athletes gathered at Particular Olympics headquarters able to strike a pose on behalf of the Special Olympics Webshop! Through the photoshoot, the athletes modeled chosen merchandise that’s now obtainable by the web retailer. The goal was to convey an genuine feel and look to the webshop by including photos of precise athletes to the product line-up.
A few of the athletes had earlier modeling expertise however most didn’t. Nevertheless, an excellent time was had by all. Particular Olympics Washington, DC athlete Marti Clark mentioned, “It was enjoyable and I really feel like a mannequin! I like all of the hoodies!”
Particular Olympics DC athlete Annu Singleton gave the thumbs as much as the clothes and the expertise. “I’ve two phrases concerning the photoshoot—“wonderful” and “phenomenal!” I acquired the possibility to be in one thing completely different and have the chance to indicate everybody that we (athletes) can do something once we put our minds to it. Don’t let anybody let you know you may’t do that or you may’t do this!”
The net retailer provides Particular Olympics-branded objects comparable to jewellery, drinkware, sports activities tools, and clothes. Particular collections, comparable to a collaboration with WWE and Particular Olympics for the collectively branded School of Strength product line. The Particular Olympics marquee Spread the Word: Inclusion marketing campaign objects are additionally obtainable in addition to Inclusion Revolution Radio merchandise. Proceeds from all gross sales immediately profit the motion.
Be taught extra concerning the athlete fashions and see behind-the-scene-photos beneath.
Michelle Andrade, Particular Olympics Maryland, participates in bocce, kayaking, basketball, bowling, snowshoeing, cheerleading, and dance although her favourite sport is cheerleading. She loves competing on the native and state ranges.
Marti Clark, Particular Olympics DC, participates in basketball, tennis and cheerleading. Her favourite sport is cheerleading and her favourite Particular Olympics second was competing on the 2015 Particular Olympics World Video games in Los Angeles, CA.
Tim Gowen, Particular Olympics Maryland, participates in bowling, bocce, and the Torch Run. His favourite sport is bowling and his favourite Particular Olympics second was successful a gold medal in bowling on the state video games.
Perez Plater, Particular Olympics DC, participates in golf and basketball. His favourite sport is golf and his favourite Particular Olympics second was successful a gold medal on the 2022 USA Video games.
Annu Singleton, Particular Olympics Maryland, participates in 17 sports activities together with kayaking, crusing, soccer and snowshoeing with pace skating being his favourite. He was excited to participate in Maryland state Polar Plunge for the primary time ever this yr.
Alexea Wentz, Particular Olympics Maryland, participates in cheerleading, dance, and bowling. Although cheerleading is her favourite sport, her favourite Particular Olympics second was discovering out she was going to the 2022 USA Video games in Orlando, FL to signify her state in bowling.