It was announced on Friday that the Nova Scotia government is increasing its support for the 2018 Special Olympics National Summer Games in Antigonish next summer. Additional funding of 500-thousand dollars will benefit Special Olympians at these games and help with the training and development of future athletes.
Premier Stephen MacNeil says that the government felt it was a solid investment to add another 500 thousand dollars to the 1 million invested earlier this year. McNeil says Antigonish will do an excellent job hosting the games:
Long time supporter of the Special Olympics, The Michelin Corporate Foundation also announced a 250,000 dollar donation for next summer’s games. These Special Olympics National Summer Games will be only the second ever hosted in Nova Scotia.