ASG donates $10,000 for Special Olympics Team

Team Amerika Samoa have much to be grateful for on the road to Abu Dhabi.

The team received notice Friday that Acting Governor Lemanu P. Mauga donated $10,000 on behalf of ASG to  support the delegation at the 2019 Special Olympics World Games (SOWG) in Abu Dhabi.

Lemanu gave encouragement and best wishes to the team at a church service held before their journey to United Arab Emirates on March 5.

“Special Olympics Amerika Samoa started fundraising since 2017 with no expectation of such generosity.  We all send a message of gratitude for the Lt. Governor’s leadership in supporting a great opportunity for our athletes to participate at this global level,” stated Chairwoman TafaTua-Tupuola.

“When we got the news about the donation, we told the athletes and this was such a motivational boost for them here in UAE.  Breakfast conversation between athletes was about how they are never selected to represent their school or community in sports. Being a part of the Special Olympics movement will definitely leave a heart-print impression of a lifetime.”

“On behalf of Special Olympics Amerika Samoa, we have much to be grateful for with the donation from the American Samoa Government. We say Lau pule lea – from the United Arab of Emirates.”