Special Olympics Washington
The Seattle Rugby Club is proud to be partnered with Special Olympics Washington. Special Olympics is the world's largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing year-round training and competitions to more than 5.3 million athletes and Unified Sports partners in nearly 170 countries.
Special Olympics competitions are held every day, all around the world—including local, national and regional competitions, adding up to more than 108,000 events a year. Like the International Paralympic Committee, the Special Olympics organization is recognized by the International Olympic Committee. These competitions include the Special Olympics World Games, which alternate between summer and winter games. Special Olympics World Games are held every two years.
The national games for the Special Olympics were held in Seattle in July 2018, bringing thousands of people and millions of dollars in economic impact.
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The Whale Museum
The Whale Museum: promoting stewardship of whales and the Salish Sea ecosystem through education & research.
In the Pacific Northwest of the United States lives the Southern Resident Community of Orcas, an endangered population of orcas, sometimes known as "killer whales". The Whale Museum, located in beautiful Friday Harbor, Washington, opened to the public in 1979 as the first museum in the country devoted to a species living in the wild. Today, our museum continues to promote stewardship of whales and the Salish Sea ecosystem through education and research.
The Orca is front and central to the identity and brand of our club. We are proud to support Orca conservation have adopted two Orcas through the museum, the Men & Women squads chose their own whales.
MEN: Se-Yi'-Chn (pronounced "sea-ee-chin") is a Coast Salish/Samish word meaning "younger sibling" or the younger one in the family. His living siblings are Hy'Shqa (J-37) and Suttles (J-40). Se-Yi'-Chn was named in a traditional potlatch naming ceremony held by the Samish Nation on October 17, 2009.
WOMEN: Onyx's family consists of his sister, Spirit (L-22), her adult offspring, Solstice (L-89), and a cousin named Mystery (L-85). Onyx traveled with K Pod for a few years and now travels with J Pod.
You can help support the Southern Resident orcas by making a donation, adopting an orca, or becoming a member of The Whale Museum. Or, simply pay us a visit! Our Gallery of Whales is a great way for individuals, students, and families to receive a personal introduction to the whales of the Pacific Northwest.
For information about how to get involved please contact us here