In Touch and In Shape During COVID-19
Aggellos and Apostolis are Special Olympics Youth Leaders from Hellas (Greece) who are leading a Youth Innovation Project aimed at keeping athletes with and without disabilities engaged in sports during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through this project, Aggellos and Apostolis will create game challenges focused on workouts or different sports for athletes to do from home. Aggellos and Apostolis’s goal through this project is to keep athletes excited and focused on their physical health while also helping with mental health by making athletes feel a part of a team even when they are apart.
Over the course of 6 months, Aggellos and Apostolis hope to involve 15 youth from their community in their project. Aggellos and Apostolis were inspired by the distance created between athletes and sports during the COVID-19 pandemic. Aggellos and Apostolis want athletes to remain excited about their sports and engaged in practicing through their game challenges. By thinking innovatively and making inclusion a part of sports even when athletes cannot practice in person, Aggellos and Apostolis are inspiring the Unified Generation.