Victor: Thanks for having me, Spiffy! 15% of the world's population have some type of disability, but only half of this amount can attend live sporting events due to accessibility barriers. My startup seeks to normalize access for fans that have been ignored, because we believe that all fans should live their passion for sports equally. Our purpose is to improve game day experience for fans with disabilities by covering all of their game day needs in one app.
Haylie: Thanks for inviting me, Spiffy! The Special Olympics is using the power of sport to build friendship, understanding, and inclusion between young people with and without intellectual disabilities. We work with schools around the world to start Unified Sports teams, which are teams made up of students with and without disabilities, who then compete together. In addition to sports, the Special Olympics also promotes programming that focuses on youth leadership and opportunities to engage the entire school population. Through these activities, social inclusion blooms and breaks down the divides. The Special Olympics believes that physical inclusion is not enough. Full inclusion in education requires a commitment to social inclusion.