In 2009, the Special Olympics World Winter Games invited knitters
from around the USA and the world to create a special gift for the
athletes of the World Games. The response was overwhelming with more
than 55,000 hand knit scarves, and in the end created an incredible
sense of welcome and well-wishes for the Special Olympics athletes,
where the response and generosity is still spoken about today.
With the 2010 Special Olympics Idaho Winter Games approaching in
just five weeks, we are hoping to welcome the athletes here in our
great state with a personal gift that inspires them to strive for their
best in competition while sharing the spirit, kindness and respect of
Let’s bring the scarves back!
Our goal is to provide the gift of a hand knit scarf to each
of the 650 athletes competing in the Idaho Winter Games as they arrive
during the Opening Ceremony on March 12, 2010.
Anyone is welcome to knit a scarf for the 2010 Special Olympics Idaho Winter Games, we
just ask that you follow a few simple guidelines to help maintain
consistency and uniformity across these gifts for the athletes.
Design: Any design or pattern is welcome.
Colors: Red Heart Super Saver Cherry Red and Red Heart Grey Heather
Length: Approximately 55 inches long
Width: Approximately 5 inches long
All scarves must arrive by Tuesday, March 9, 2010.
Please deliver or ship to:
Special Olympics Idaho
Attn: Scarf Project
199 East 52nd Street
Garden City, ID 83714