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Kadena Special Olympics

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Mrs. Taken 1
*eLLe 1
AirborneWife 2
Loved living in Oki 1
mwr885 2
Sara 1
Julie 3
Olivia 3
Christine 1
I ♥ Oki 1

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AirborneWife --- 12 years ago -

Is anyone else volunteering to be a Buddy? I went on kadenaspecialolympics.com to register but can't find the tab to click to sign up. Anyone else know how? I would love to help out in some way. It looked like fun last year, I had just gotten here at that time and had no clue they did this. But when the firefighters (the sponsors) were outside the kadena bx "filling da boot" I knew I was game! Let me know if any of yall are going and maybe we can ride together:) 

Mrs. Taken --- 12 years ago -

I wish I could but I will be medivac'd at the time. They did a big fundraiser at Kadena this weekend. Has anyone heard how much $$ they raised? We donated what we could, though I wish it was more but I am kind of budgeted with the medivac coming up in 2 weeks :( 

Christine --- 12 years ago -

when is it? I would love to be a buddy! 

Julie --- 12 years ago -

There is a donate your time link on the volunteer page. Once you get the email address can you post it, I don't use outlook so I can't bring it up. 

Julie --- 12 years ago -

here is the page it's on http://kadenaspecialolympics.com/kso/?page_id=13 

Sara --- 12 years ago -

If I can find a sitter...I SO wanna do it! I think its a great idea, but my guess is that I'd have to have a very commited sitter. I did it back home several times, and it is very rewarding! 

Olivia --- 12 years ago -

I am, or at least i emailed about it...the email address is ksookinawa@gimail.af.mil hope that helps! 

mwr885 --- 12 years ago -

Is that the thing where they shutdown half the base so the "special" kids can play? Can't they do that on foster? 

mwr885 --- 12 years ago -

Just being a Drama Llama btw I don't actually think that! 

Loved living in Oki --- 12 years ago -

Can't they do that on foster? Um, no. 

Julie --- 12 years ago -

I am, or at least i emailed about it...the email address is ksookinawa@gimail.af.mil hope that helps! thanks! 

AirborneWife --- 12 years ago -

Yeah 5 minutes after posting, my husband found the link:) I emailed about it. It is definitely rewarding and I would looooove to do it again. I used to do it when my brothers school would take him and we had so much fun. Thy always feel so good about themselves and it's so much fun to watch them! I love seeing people get excited about something and those kids are in a good mood all day. Hey if any of yall do it, let me know! 

*eLLe --- 12 years ago -

Has anyone heard how much $$ they raised? We donated what we could, though I wish it was more but I am kind of budgeted with the medivac coming up in 2 weeks :( My friend's husband is a firefighter, and my husband helped them out this weekend as well. :) They raised over $17,000 in two days, so a BIG thank you to everyone that did donate! It was a huge success compared to last year's $10,000 fundraiser. :):):) 

Olivia --- 12 years ago -

Is anyone else interested in volunteering? You don't have to be a buddy there are other things you can do. They need all sorts of volunteers. If you just want to donate your time email ksookinawa@gimail.af.mil If you want to be a buddy, AKA: a hugger, email susan.vlahos@kadena.af.mil OR if you don't want to do that i am helping recruit and you can give me your name, number, and an email address and i will take care of it for you! The event itself will be on Nov. 14th. On that day, each Hugger is assigned to one of our athletes and responsible for escorting him/her to their various sporting events as well as ensuring they have lunch, water, etc. Volunteer Briefing dates for October, one of which all of the Huggers (buddies) will be required to attend to gather the specifics about Game Day. Let me know if you have any other questions! 

I ♥ Oki --- 12 years ago -

Has anyone heard how much $$ they raised? $17,000 thier goal was only $13,000 = ) good job everyone who donated ( i know i did ) 

Olivia --- 12 years ago -

$17,000 thier goal was only $13,000 that's awesome! 

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