Local Experts Talk About Implications Of Removing Federal Funding For Special Olympics

04/01/19 – 7:37 P.M.

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos had proposed a budget that eliminated funding for the Special Olympics. After pushback, the proposal was taken away but we reached out to see how that would have affected our area. Local Special Olympics coordinator Melanie Williams said that it wouldn’t have affected us anyways.

It would have affected any athletes heading the National or U.S. Games though. The Blanchard Valley Center’s Melanie Williams said that the news had worried some of the athletes in Hancock County. She added that it is reassuring that Hancock County that embraces people with disabilities.