(Particular Olympics Arizona Picture)
PHOENIX — The Particular Olympics Arizona Unified Floorball workforce will likely be heading to Kazan, Russia, subsequent January to compete within the 2022 Particular Olympics World Winter Video games.
The indoor hockey workforce, led by volunteer coach and Shadow Ridge Excessive College instructor Julie Rodriguez, is comprised of athletes from SOAZ and present/former college students from the Dysart Unified College District who went by aggressive tryouts to make the squad.
“It was a tricky resolution, as a result of we had so many nice athletes competing to make the workforce,” Rodriguez mentioned in a press launch. “However finally we needed to make some powerful selections to chop the roster to 10.
“We wish to have a aggressive workforce to characterize the U.S. and present the world what the athletes on the Dysart Unified College District can actually accomplish with an inclusive campus, the place we dwell, be taught and play unified.”
The workforce has set a goal to boost $90,000 to assist cowl journey and participation prices.
The Particular Olympics goals to create acceptance and inclusion by sport, volunteerism, training and well being.
Greater than 2,000 athletes and companions from 108 nations, in addition to 3,000 volunteers from all around the world, will collect in Russia from January 22-28 for the Winter Video games.
“We’re so pleased with this workforce and excited for this once-in-a-lifetime alternative for them to journey to Russia and compete within the World Winter Video games,” Jamie Heckerman, president and CEO of Particular Olympics Arizona, mentioned within the launch.
“We all know they’ll proudly characterize the state of Arizona, in addition to being excellent representatives for inclusion.”