Helping Hand - Special Olympics: Over the Edge 2017

Oct 13, 2017

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This week on Helping Hand, it’s distinguished returning guest Special Olympics Hawaii, offering participation in individual and team sports for intellectually disabled community members, and for people without intellectual disabilities in inspiring unified sports teams. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes back Tracey Bender, Special Olympics Hawaii Director of Development ahead of the October 28th Over the Edge for Special Olympics, where participants rappel 40 stories off the side of the Hyatt Regency in Waikiki! As you’ll hear, there are many ways to support Special Olympics Hawaii.


Helping Hand is a weekly feature on HPR1 stations each Friday during afternoon drive, and in our online Helping Hand directory here. Each week on All Things Considered, we use Helping Hand to put the spotlight on an organization, topic or event that offers assistance to the disabled and others among the most vulnerable. 

Contact Special Olympics Hawaii:


Phone: (808) 943-8808

Email: On the contact page at their website, there are many different emails depending on your inquiry; if any doubt who to contact, just give them a call at the number above.

Find them on Twitter, Instagram, YoutubeFlickr and Facebook.

Find all the previous Helping Hand segments here.