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Send 5 Athletes to the Costa Rica Special Olympics

by Fundacion Daluz Vivencias Equinas
Send 5 Athletes to the Costa Rica Special Olympics
Send 5 Athletes to the Costa Rica Special Olympics
Send 5 Athletes to the Costa Rica Special Olympics
Send 5 Athletes to the Costa Rica Special Olympics
Send 5 Athletes to the Costa Rica Special Olympics
Send 5 Athletes to the Costa Rica Special Olympics
Send 5 Athletes to the Costa Rica Special Olympics
Send 5 Athletes to the Costa Rica Special Olympics
Send 5 Athletes to the Costa Rica Special Olympics
Send 5 Athletes to the Costa Rica Special Olympics
Send 5 Athletes to the Costa Rica Special Olympics
Send 5 Athletes to the Costa Rica Special Olympics
Send 5 Athletes to the Costa Rica Special Olympics
Send 5 Athletes to the Costa Rica Special Olympics
Send 5 Athletes to the Costa Rica Special Olympics
Send 5 Athletes to the Costa Rica Special Olympics
Send 5 Athletes to the Costa Rica Special Olympics
Send 5 Athletes to the Costa Rica Special Olympics
Send 5 Athletes to the Costa Rica Special Olympics
Send 5 Athletes to the Costa Rica Special Olympics

Summary

July 2019, at the Regional Special Olympics Event, five athletes from Daluz Vivencias Equinas qualified for the National Special Olympics Equestrian event in Costa Rica. Those five athletes are part of the Daluz sponsored athlete program for 2019 but their sponsorship ends in December. Please consider helping these five athletes achieve their dream of competing at the first National Special Olympics Equestrian event in Punterenas, Costa Rica in April 2020.

$6,432
total raised
64
donors
0
monthly donors
9
months

Challenge

10.5% of Costa Rica's total population has a disability. Of this subgroup 47,358 are children and adolescents, representing about 3.6% of the total number of children and adolescents in Costa Rica many living in impoverished situations with few resources. We work with a fairly broad group of children and adults offering therapies that were previously inaccessible or unavailable in Costa Rica. Raising support for these invaluable therapies and experiences is very difficult in Costa Rica.

Solution

As part of the athlete's training, they receive Equine Therapy tailored to help specifically with their particular disability enabling them to achieve a higher level of function that will benefit them the rest of their lives. We have countless success stories of individuals learning to be able to brush their teeth independently, or dress, or bath, or communicate with those around them. In addition to training, the event itself creates a life-long memory that builds confidence.

Long-Term Impact

2020 is the first year the sport of Equestrian will be added to the Costa Rica National Special Olympics Calendar. Sponsoring these athletes and enabling them to compete will inspire a generation of others with special needs from challenging economic backgrounds giving them a goal to strive for. Your donation will help build the sport, provide therapy for five athletes, and inspire thousands to follow in their footsteps in Costa Rica.

Resources

https:/​/​www.daluzcr.com/​
Daluz Website
Daluz Vimeo Video Page
Daluz Instagram Account
https:/​/​www.facebook.com/​daluzvivenciasequinas/​

Organization Information

Fundacion Daluz Vivencias Equinas

Location: La Guacima - Costa Rica
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
David Grubbs
La Guacima, Costa Rica

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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