Special Olympics would like to thank the following professionals, volunteers, coaches and athletes who helped in the production of the Special Olympics Gymnastics: A 50 Year History.
They have helped fulfill the mission of Special Olympics: to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people 8 years of age and older with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Special thanks to Kate Faber Hickie and Cindy Bickman for their contribution of
content and resources for this guide.
thanks to all of the athletes, coaches, officials, parents and committee members pictured throughout the guide and participate throughout the world to make the program possible.