Celebrate the Olympics with SOS Children's Villages

"Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does." – Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa and SOS Ambassador.
Are you planning to throw a party to watch the Olympics? Will you be meeting friends at a local bar or restaurant to watch the Opening Ceremonies?

The Olympics are a time when the whole world comes together as a community, and February 7th marks the opening ceremony of the 22nd Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Athletes from over 85 nations will come together to compete for a chance to win a medal. For three weeks, the world will unite around these athletes, cheering them on and celebrating their achievements. The athletes inspire us, and remind us that with hard work, dedication, passion and commitment, anything is possible.

SOS Children’s Villages is proud to be a member of this global community. As the largest organization dedicated to orphaned and abandoned children, we work in the vast majority of the countries represented in the 2014 Winter Olympics. SOS children around the world will be watching and supporting their teams, and maybe even dreaming of competing themselves someday. This past October, five boys and five girls from our SOS Village in Pushkin, Russia had the honor of carrying the Olympic torch through St. Issac’s Square in St. Petersburg while thousands of spectators cheered them on.

If you’re planning to host a party for the opening ceremony consider using our Olympic Trivia sheet. You could even use it as a way to help raise money to support SOS children! Try a 50/50 raffle -- half the winnings would go to SOS, and the half to the trivia winner. If you'll be watching at restaurant or a bar, consider asking them to donate a portion of the proceeds from the evening to SOS. Its a fun way to compete between friends, learn about the Olympics, and help orphaned and abandoned children around the world.

Download our Olympics Trivia Game and test your Olympics and SOS knowledge!

If you have any questions, or you would like more information, please contact Lora Sodini at lsodini@sos-usa.org.