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Area Director – Faye Wheeler

kent.wildkats@sode.org

Special Olympics Delaware Kent Area Wild Kats

Kent Wild Kats Facts:

Kent Wild Kats Athletes: 223

Kent Wild Kats Young Athletes: 31

Kent Wild Kats Unified Partners: 44

Coaches: 27

Team Assistants: 62

Areas Served: All of Kent County, including Milford.

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ATHLETE’S OATH

Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt”

Eunice Kennedy Shriver jotted down the Special Olympics athlete oath on the morning of July 20, 1968 — just ahead of the opening of the very first Special Olympics International Games. She recited it at a brief Opening Ceremony at Chicago’s Soldier Field before the start of competition.

These words were spoken by Roman gladiators as they entered the arena, facing the greatest battle of their lives. Our athletes recite the oath at the Opening Ceremonies of each competition to remind everyone, themselves included, that they are part of a brave tradition and that the goal is to compete with their whole effort and to exhibit bravery by pushing themselves to ever greater heights.

COACH’S OATH

“In the name of all coaches, we shall follow written and verbal instructions of Special Olympics officials at all times, have our athletes at the appropriate events and activities at the proper time and abide by the rules and policies, in the spirit of sportsmanship”

Excellence · Inclusion · Integrity · Respect · Trust the Team

The Core Values of Special Olympics Delaware embody our culture, spirit and commitment to do our best at all times. These values guide and inform our collaboration, our innovative programming, the design and delivery of meaningful opportunities and our promotion of understanding, acceptance and inclusion for the benefit of people with and without intellectual disabilities.


“Kent Wild Kats is an amazing team with enthusiastic athletes, supportive families/caregivers, dedicated coaches, and outstanding volunteers. The leadership team, coaches and volunteers strive to provide safe opportunities for athletes to learn or refine a skill and to be their best in everything. With training, open communication and a family like feel to sports training and activities, Kent Wild Kats is proud to represent Kent County Delaware.”

FAYE WHEELER – AREA DIRECTOR


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