produced in 2015
Chasing A Chance,
27 minute Documentary produced in 2014
Call 918-481-1234 to find your place in the Special Olympics family
Follow the lives of Chase and Chance King, Special Olympics Oklahoma athletes and juniors at Catoosa High School. A behind-the-scenes look into the lives of these two athletes capturing their involvement in Special Olympics Oklahoma on-site at their school, their Summer Games experience, trip to compete in USA Games, their work and home life as well as the many ways Special Olympics plays an integral role helping them to achieve all they can out of life. The audience will be endeared to Chase and Chance and will introduce those new to Special Olympics to the power of involvement...motivating them to become supporters of the great work that Special Olympics Oklahoma does across our state.
Is There A Champion In You
2012 SUMMER GAMES
27-minute overview of the Games; Special Olympics Programs; and interviews with Head Coach Barry Switzer, Stan Clark of Eskimo Joe's and Danny Manning, University of Tulsa.
2011 Summer Games "Be A Fan" video
Television & Film
Television and film are two of the most influential media shaping the attitudes and behavior of society. Through these mass media outlets, Special Olympics Oklahoma will be able to generate further awareness for the movement but, more importantly, share with society the true abilities of people with intellectual disabilities and break down destructive stereotypes. If you would like more information about the two documentaries 2009 Summer Games 40th Anniversary and I Am A Champion, please contact Donna Ham, Public Relation Director at 918-481-1234 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Both documentaries have appeared numerous times on COX cable stations and OETA. We are grateful for these two media outlets for their generosity to Special Olympics Oklahoma.
2009 Summer Games 40th Anniversary Documentary:
- Part 1 of 8 (2:30 min.) 2009 Special Olympics Oklahoma Summer Games: 2009 Special Olympics Oklahoma's 40th Anniversary celebrated at Summer Games in Stillwater, Oklahoma on the campus of Oklahoma State University. Catch the excitement in the Part 1 of an 8-part series.
- Part 2 of 8 (4:19 min.) 40 Years of Special Olympics Oklahoma! Special Olympics Oklahoma 2009 Summer Games and Opening Ceremonies. Highlights include tribute to Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Law Enforcement Torch Run, Opening Ceremonies, Parade of Athletes, Travis Ford (OSU Head Coach), Larry Reese (OSU Voice of the Stadium), Burns Hargis (President, OSU), John Holcomb (Sports Director, KOTV, Tulsa), and Barry Switzer (Head Coach of Special Olympics Oklahoma.
- Part 3 of 8 (4:17 min.) What It Means to Us! Special Olympics Oklahoma 2009 Summer Games begins. What It Means to Us interview with Bart Conner and Nadia Comaneci (Olympic Gold Medalists) and Day One Aquatics competitions.
- Part 4 of 8 (2:50 min.) It's All in the Family! 2009 Special Olympics Oklahoma Summer Games. Highlighting Family involvement including interviews with parents of Special Olympics Oklahoma athletes. Bocce competition at Oklahoma State University Boone Pickens Stadium.
- Part 5 of 8 (5:03 min.) Why I Give: Volunteers! Volunteer opportunities abound at Special Olympics Oklahoma Summer Games every year. There are more than 2,500 volunteers, staff and coordinators who work to make Summer Games a success. This is Oklahoma's largest amateur sporting events led by Adrian DeWendt, Special Olympics Oklahoma Executive Director and Jim Scott, Summer Games Director.
- Part 6 of 8 (4:07 min.) The Persuasion of Power! Special Olympics Oklahoma is more than just Summer Games, it is in the business of changing lives. Barry Switzer has plenty to say about this; afterall, he's been volunteering as Special Olympics Oklahoma's Head Coach for 36 years!
- Part 7 of 8 (2:51 min.) Baby, We Were Born to Run!Special Olympics Oklahoma is a nonprofit organization and depends on private donations. Participation in Special Olympics is at no cost to the Special Olympics Oklahoma athlete. Those costs are taken care of through sponsorships, individual fundraising and special events. When donating to Special Olympics Oklahoma, the money stays local, directly impacting Oklahomans. The Track & Field Event at Summer Games is just one of ten official sports offered at Special Olympics Oklahoma Summer Games.
- Part 8 of 8 (4:14 min.) Everybody Dance Now! Jim Oldroyd, Special Olympics Oklahoma 2009 Volunteer of the Year, speaks about his 21 years of volunteering with Special Olympics. Summer Games wouldn't be an event without a dance, and the athletes have a social network second to none. Special Olympics Oklahoma Summer Games is an annual 3-day event giving the athletes the opportunity to compete, receive medals and ribbons, and socialize. This 8 part series is just a glimpse of into the overall program offered to Special Olympics Oklahoma athletes. For more information about volunteering, contributing or getting an athlete involved, please visit www.sook.org or call 918-481-1234.
I Am A Champion Documentary:
A documentary which chronicles the compelling stories of three diverse Special Olympics Oklahoma athletes in their quest to compete in the 40th Annual
Special Olympics Oklahoma Summer Games.
View all 8-parts:
Part 1: Introduction (3:03 min.)
Part 2: Individual Stories (4:47)
Part 3: Competitions (4:12 min)
Part 4: Qualifying at Winter
Games & State
Equestrian Event (4:15)
Part 5: Careers (2:17 min.)
Part 6: Siblings Speak Out (2:54)
Part 7: Summer Games (6:02 min.)
Part 8: Conclusion - It's all
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