Special Olympics 2011
‘I’d like to teach the world to Skoog’ - A ground breaking British invention developed specifically for disabled children is helping athletes make music together at this years Special Olympics.
Athletes at this years Special Olympics are being offered the opportunity to try a completely new kind of musical instrument invented in the UK - the Skoog.
Skoogmusic Ltd, founded by Dr’s Schögler & Skulina creators of the Skoog, are donating 2 of these unique inventions to the Special Olympic movement. Supported by local community musicians trained in the art of Skoog, delegates will be able to try this revolutionary new piece of technology for themselves as part of the entertainments on offer in the wider cultural programme surrounding the event.
The Skoog will provide a fun and stimulating activity to help athletes relax, support team building and engage with the wider cultural aspects of the Olympics. Music can also help deal with stress, actively lowering cortisol levels. The team at Skoogmusic hope that these activities will help athletes prepare for and get the most from their Olympic experience.
With the support of Scottish Enterprise and Special Olympics Hellas, the team at Skoogmusic will be setting up a Skoog Zone for delegates to spend some time getting to grips with this entirely new musical instrument. Soft, spongy, bright and bouncy, the Skoog is a musical instrument quite unlike any other. And not just one instrument; it’s lots of instruments all squeezed into a multi-coloured box of technology.
“We are really excited about being part of the Special Olympics this year. Inclusion, Integration and Education are at the heart of the Special Olympic movement and these core principles are central to what we strive for at Skoogmusic.” (Ben Schögler)
The Skoog makes music accessible to everyone; from established experimental musicians to children with disabilities who struggle to cope with conventional instruments. “A new instrument for established musicians, and new ways for all to play” Professor Nigel Osborne MBE, Reid Professor of Music and advisor to the Warchild charity.
“This is an opportunity to introduce the world to the Skoog and we are looking forward to taking part,” says Ben at Skoog.
To find out more about Skoog at the Special Olympics Contact:
Torty Cocks, Press and Media, Skoogmusic - email@example.com or Dr B Schögler - firstname.lastname@example.org / +44 (0) 131 554 2838.
Joy Vamvakari is Skoogmusic’s representative in Athens, email@example.com / 00302104296366
You can find Skoog in the delegation entertainment area in the Olympic Athletic Center of Athens. OAKA