"Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt." 

 


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Monday Night Dunks Basketball "See you all again next season!"

posted 13 Apr 2016, 07:47 by Aurora Ontario   [ updated 13 Apr 2016, 07:47 ]


It’s Plunge time again!! Yes, it’s time for “Freezin’ for a Reason”

posted 18 Jan 2016, 07:38 by Aurora Ontario   [ updated 18 Feb 2016, 05:32 ]



SOO-Aurora Polar Plunge Challenge

Dunks versus Ducks Plungers

Braving the icy waters of the Polar Plunge to raise funds for Special Olympics
Click on Images above to see more pictures




It’s time again for the annual Polar Plunge Fundraiser. This event sees plungers dippy into the icy mid winter waters in an effort to raise funds for Special Olympics. Please consider sponsoring one of SOO-Aurora’s participants, as a percentage of funds pledged for these individuals comes back to our local community.


To up the fun, we have a friendly rivalry of Dunks vs Ducks plungers


To see which team can raise the most funds. Dunks are plunging in Georgina on Feb 6th. Ducks are plunging in Mississauga on Feb 27th. (The PRP Association- 10675 Mississauga Road, Brampton)  ALL are welcome to come out and cheer the plungers on.

Please ask your friends and family to support the 1st Annual SOO-Aurora Plunger Challenge:


For this challenge:

Basketball, Softball, and Bocce Teams are encouraged to support Karen and Dan (plunging Feb 6th in Georgina)

Swimming, Rhythmic Gymnastics/Martial Gym, and Golf Teams are encouraged to support Sue and Nancy (plunging Feb 27th in Mississauga)


Which team can raise the most funds for SOO?
A portion of funds raised comes back to SOO-Aurora so please help promote and support this event.


Everyone is welcome to come out and cheer on our plungers, and participate in the many activities that are taking place the day of the plunge.
For more detail on the event, and to pledge your donation for one or more of the plungers: http://www.polarplunge.ca/ or Contact Community Coordinator Janet Mitchell if you have any questions at: aurora.coordinator@specialolympicsontario.ca




How much do you know about intellectual disabilities?

posted 14 Jan 2016, 09:56 by Aurora Ontario

Nelson Mandela once said ““Sport has the power to change the world…it has the power to inspire” Here is proof Matthew Williams an individual with intellectual disabilities because of Special Olympics and sports has changed his life. Take 15 minutes of your time and listen to this powerful “TED talks”

YouTube Video


York Region Police present a cheque for Special Olympics Ontario to The Dunks

posted 18 Nov 2015, 06:51 by Aurora Ontario   [ updated 15 Apr 2016, 08:12 ]


York Region Police present a cheque for Special Olympics Ontario to The Dunks




At Monday Nights Aurora Dunks basketball practice, November 16th, Inspector Malbeuf of the York Region Police presented a cheque for $15,000 to Special Olympics Ontario. The money was from proceeds of this past summer’s Rob Plunkett Memorial Softball Tournament.



pictured with Inspector Malbeuf, the Dunks Sean, Megan, and Cameron

 





2015 Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Award

posted 16 Nov 2015, 07:10 by Aurora Ontario   [ updated 16 Nov 2015, 07:26 ]

Nicola was selected as a recipient of a 2015 Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Award by the Coach Association of Canada for her contributions which led to Special Olympic Canada’s golf team’s multiple medal-winning performances at Worlds in California this summer.


2015 Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Award

2015 Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Award


The photos show Nicola with her award at the Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Awards gala in Winnipeg where she was invited to attend the Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference.

On behalf of SOO-Aurora, congratulations Nicola!!

Special Olympics Newsletter Read Here or Sign Up For Your Own Copy

posted 27 Jul 2015, 10:22 by Aurora Ontario   [ updated 27 Jul 2015, 10:43 ]


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Good Luck to Team Canada at the Special Olympics! especially Our Nicola McGovern

posted 23 Jul 2015, 06:42 by Aurora Ontario   [ updated 15 Apr 2016, 08:11 ]

 


Good Luck to Team Canada at the Special Olympics!

Team Canada will represent our country with pride at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games


 

 

The 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games taking place from July 25-Aug 2 in Los Angeles

Athletes and Team Coaches representing Team Canada have been training hard and are now ready and on their way to the Games. Our own Nicola McGovern is Head Coach for Golf on Team Canada.  On behalf of all Aurora Special Olympics Teams, Coaches and Volunteers we wish Nicola the very best and success at the Games.


   

Information from Team Canada web site to help you follow the Games and to cheer on Team Canada (note, all times listed are EST – TV schedules are subject to change, so please check your local listings).

 

Preview Show and Opening Ceremony

“Countdown to the Special Olympics World Games with Robin Roberts”, a preview of the Games, will air on TSN3, 4 and 5 July 23 at 9:00 p.m. and the Opening Ceremony will be broadcast live on TSN2 and RDS July 25th at 9:00 p.m. Please tune in as this will be a spectacular event with an estimated 80,000 spectators gathered together at the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, site of the 1932 and 1984 Olympic Games. America’s First Lady, Michelle Obama, will be in attendance with headlining talent Stevie Wonder and Avril Lavigne and appearances by Jimmy Kimmel, Eva Longoria, Lauren Potter, Michael Phelps, Yao Ming, Greg Louganis, Stephanie McMahon and many more.

 

Get all the news on Team Canada, including medalists, at teamcanada.specialolympics.ca. For all of Team Canada’s results, go to the official Games website at www.la2015.org.

Town of Aurora Community Recognition Awards

posted 17 Jun 2015, 09:13 by Aurora Ontario   [ updated 17 Jun 2015, 09:14 ]

Nicola McGovern and Lloyd Brown, our SOO Aurora Coaches, being presented with 5 year Volunteer Award plaques at the recent Town of Aurora Community Recognition Awards ceremony. Their continued support is much appreciated by Aurora Special Olympics and their recognition is well deserved. Presenting the plaques Councillors Paul Pirri and Jeff Thom.



SOO Aurora Dunks players makes National TV News

posted 15 Jun 2015, 07:13 by Aurora Ontario   [ updated 15 Jun 2015, 07:13 ]

Steven is one of our Dunks players makes National TV News

CTV News


SOO Aurora Annual Golf Tournament/Fundraiser

posted 15 Jun 2015, 07:04 by Aurora Ontario   [ updated 15 Jun 2015, 07:04 ]

Westview Golf Club again this year hosted SOO Aurora Golf Fundraiser (June 10th).  There were a number of Volunteers helping the day run smoothly.  This year also had participants from BMO as part of their volunteer program.  We greatly thanks all that participated, both golfers and volunteers, and especially Westview Golf Club.

THANKS


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