Record Videos of Encouragement for Special Olympics Athletes

Monday, April 19th from 9:00am to Friday, April 23rd, 2021 6:00pm (CT)
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Support Special Olympics Athletes by creating videos of encouragement! Videos will be aired during Special Olympics Texas’ basketball tournament as a source of celebration and encouragement to athletes. This basketball tournament is the first time that Special Olympics Athletes will be gathered together since the pandemic first started, so everyone will be excited to be playing again! Videos will be a great chance to welcome the athletes back to the competition and keep everyone’s confidence up. This is an opportunity to get creative and have fun with your videos!

We’re asking volunteers to grab a phone, camera or recording device of your choice. Please ensure that if using a phone or tablet that you are recording your video in landscape mode. Because these videos will be aired during a basketball competition, consider shooting your video while shooting a basketball, wearing your favorite basketball jersey, or standing on a basketball court in your area.

Have fun with your videos! We'd love for you to get creative with your messages and videos.

An example script for your video could be:
  • “Hi Special Olympics Texas Athletes! It’s {Insert Name and/or Org.} Welcome back to competition! We have missed being out there with you all! Good luck!"
  • “Special Olympics Athletes, go out and do your very best! You are awesome and we love volunteering with you! From {Insert Name or Org.}

These are just a couple examples of a script, but we would love for you to get creative and use your own verbiage.

As you create your videos, please note two very important requirements:

  • Do not incorporate clowns or scary costumes into your videos.

  • Do not reference Special Olympics Athletes as Special Olympians. Instead, use Special Olympics Athletes.

Submit finished videos to Angela Wise at If your video is too big to send over email, contact Angela for your submission link.

Please be sure to add your name in the title of the email. If you are volunteering on behalf of a company or organization, please add the name of the company and/or organization along with your title in the email subject.

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Melissa Finelli wrote on April 14th, 2021

I am so looing forward to creating a video for Special Olympics Athletes!!