Athletes are provided with a formal method to bring forward issues, ideas and concerns to the Local Committee.
Discussions are facilitated by the Athletes' Coordinator who ensures that objectivity and fairness prevails.
Athletes selected to participate on the Council are asked for a one-year commitment.
Athletes are provided the opportunity to develop public speaking and speech writing skills, as well as poise and self-confidence, while educating others about Special Olympics.
Through presentations, athletes have successfully recruited new athletes and volunteers, recognized sponsors, and informed the public about the organization.