Apera’s cause is simple – to inspire all athletes.
We donate our time, talents, and 3% of our after-tax profit
to Special Olympics.
ABOUT SPECIAL OLYMPICS
Special Olympics is an international organization that changes lives by promoting understanding, acceptance and inclusion between people with and without intellectual disabilities.
Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Special Olympics provides people with intellectual disabilities continuing opportunities to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship.
Through year-round sports training and athletic competition and other related programming for nearly 3.5 million children and adults with intellectual disabilities in more than 170 countries, Special Olympics has created a model community that celebrates people’s diverse gifts.
IMPACT ON ATHLETES
Children and adults with intellectual disabilities who participate in Special Olympics develop improved physical fitness and motor skills, greater self-confidence and a more positive self-image.
They grow mentally, socially and spiritually and, through their activities, exhibit boundless courage and enthusiasm. The athletes also enjoy the rewards of friendship and ultimately discover not only new abilities and talents, but their “voices” as well.
APERA SUPPORT AND INVOLVEMENT
Apera donates our time, talents, and 3% of our after-tax profit to Special Olympics, directly supporting and inspiring their athletes.
Our staff and their families coach multiple Special Olympics teams. Members of our management team have also served on Special Olympics’ boards of governance.
This type of involvement furthers our commitment to inspire and positively impact all athletes along their fitness journeys.