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Special Olympics NZ World Winter Games Austria 2017 - Rebecca Heath

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Rebecca is one of 13 athletes representing NZ at the SO WWG in Austria in March 2017. She needs to raise $15000 to get there!

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Disability Teams

The world’s largest sports and humanitarian event in 2017 will be the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Graz and Schladming, Austria. Austria will welcome almost 3,000 Special Olympics athletes from 110 nations to compete in nine Olympic-type winter sports. The Special Olympics World Winter Games returns to Austria, the location of the fifth Special Olympics World Winter Games in 1993 in Salzburg and Schladming. It will be held from 14-25 March 2017. For further information, please go to

New Zealand will be represented by 13 athletes who will compete across two disciplines: Alpine skiing and snowboarding. This is New Zealand's largest delegation to attend a World Winter Games, they will be supported by seven volunteer officials.

Rebecca has been involved with Special Olympics for twelve years - as well as snow sports, she participates in aquatics, and in 2010 she graduated from the inaugural Global Messenger programme, and has worked hard to raise the profile of Special Olympics in the media both nationally and regionally.

Rebecca has been working hard on her fitness, with cardio and weights in the gym in addition to her regular swim training. She will be taking part in training camps at Mt Ruapehu this winter.

Thank you for taking the time to read about Rebecca's cause. Your donation, no matter what amount, will help Rebecca achieve her ambition to ski in Austria.

Page created by:

Sue Loftus


I am a Special Olympics volunteer - I have helped Rebecca with this page.

All funds raised benefit:

Alan Heath


Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Alan Heath.
“Hope you have a great time :)”
“We're very proud of you Becky. Enjoy your big moment.”
“Good luck carving up the slopes!”
“Go Rebecca!!”
“What a fabulous achievement Rebecca. I hope you have a fabulous time, make lots of friends and perform to the best of your ability.”
“So proud of you!! <3 <3”
“You go girl! We are so proud of you Becky as we know how hard you have worked to get where you are now ....... we just didn't expect it to be on the skiing team!”
  • $2,888.00 donated
  • 21 generous donors

$2,888 donated


  Closed This cause page was created on 24 May 2016 and closed at 12:00 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 24 Mar 2017.

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