IAAF Day - May 28, 2013
The Somali runners Community Organization recognizes its mission to serve young Somalia athletes in North America and the broader community in all states and beyond. Its major effort is to provide an opportunity for young athletes to achieve their maximum potential both athletically and educationally. It is the Organization's belief that many of the most important athletics learning experiences take place outside the traditional classroom. Interstates Somali athletic competition provides Young fellows with the opportunity to test themselves against the best in their sport especially in short, medium and long distance Running skills. Through participation in training and competitive activities, the Organization hopes to teach several values: an appreciation for the benefits of hard work, motivation, and perseverance in both winning and losing situations; a sense of group loyalty and the ability to work as a team; a feeling of pride in accomplishment through fair and honest means; an appreciation for cultural diversity, human development and continuous learning; and a sense of good sportsmanship and a high level of personal integrity and ethical conduct.
In order to accomplish these objectives, the Somali runner Community Organization will seek individuals who demonstrate interest and/or ability to work with a diverse Somali population for administrative, coaching and support positions while supporting an equitable opportunity for all Somali Athletes.
The Organization will strive to operate its programs at the highest competitive levels in interstate athletics while simultaneously providing Young Somali athletes with a stimulating program and sound support services. These services are responsible for protecting the health of and providing a safe environment for each of its participating Somali Young athletes.
The Somali runners Community Organization also serves to benefit non-participants. The Organization believes that strong interstates athletics program enhances the State experience for all Young Somalis, as well as Coaches, and Supporters. It also facilitates Athletics interest in other Community Organizations, while bringing positive recognition at local, regional, and national levels, resulting in much needed support for the Athletes at every critical level.