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Up Dating Polar Plunge

posted 16 Feb 2017, 08:31 by Aurora Ontario   [ updated 16 Feb 2017, 08:36 ]


As Plunge date approaches Aurora Special Olympic are stepping up to take the PLUNGE!


Ruby Lappin, Karen Richards, Christina Templeton and Dan Banks are joining Cheryl Duckworth PLUNGING!


It not to late to PLUNG with them


This years fundraiser is being held “Under The Stars” and planned as a “Party” for PLUNGERS and those supporting them.  The theme this year is “THE 80’s”, glow sticks and neon paint with music to match! A live band will be performing from 7pm.


All PLUNGERS receive water shoes and other prizes awarded for Highest Fundraiser, Best Costume, and Best Team Costume.


Sign up to Take the Plunge or make a donation.  All funds raised go towards supporting athletes from Special Olympics Ontario.  On line registration at www.polarplunge.ca scroll down the page to YORK or donate to your preferred Aurora Plunger

York Regional Police - Polar Plunge

posted 3 Feb 2017, 08:04 by Aurora Ontario   [ updated 3 Feb 2017, 08:35 ]

We all know that spring is coming …and warmer weather!

But first it’s time to “Chill”. Take a Plunge for Special Olympics Athletes

This year’s event is being hosted by York Regional Police at the Police Association Building in Newmarket.

This event is a fundraiser to support Special Olympic Communities.

Aurora’s Event Coordinator, Cheryl Duckworth, is truly making her own splash in the event by participating in the Polar Plunge. Cheryl is asking for support in her personal fundraiser. (Cheryls Fundraising Page)

Those desiring to “Take the Plunge” themselves or assemble a team more information is available on the Polar Plunge web site (Click Here Polar Plunge)  In addition here is a link to a resources package with suggestions, planning a Plunge and extra ways to fundraise. (Click Here Plunge Toolkit.pdf)




To Register Please Visit; polarplunge.ca

For More Information, Please Contact Karen Richards 5475@yrp.ca



Mayor’s Breakfast of Champions Spotlight: Special Olympics Ontario-Aurora

posted 4 Oct 2016, 11:57 by Aurora Ontario   [ updated 4 Oct 2016, 11:57 ]


Awards Presented at Annual Memebers Meeting 2016

posted 2 Oct 2016, 09:36 by Aurora Ontario   [ updated 3 Oct 2016, 06:54 ]


Dan Banks Our Basketball and Softball Coach Recognized for Fundraising for Special Olympics.

posted 29 Sep 2016, 11:33 by Aurora Ontario   [ updated 29 Sep 2016, 11:33 ]

Dan Banks has his own fitness program through CrossFit Crux, in Stouffville, a CrossFit training facility. Last year Crux members got together to work out for 24 hours straight managing to help raise $5,000 for Special Olympics. Dan helped organize the group of special needs athletes to attended last year’s event.  This year Dan again is helping Crux for another 24 hours “workout-of-the-day” or better described as “workout-of-the-hour” times 24.



This friendly competition doesn't cost anything to register, but participants are asked to try and get donations for the cause.  All proceeds raised go to support the Special Olympics Canada foundation.

 

Dan Banks stated "This is an excellent opportunity to bring awareness to people with intellectual disabilities who like us have a love for sport.  For the past 5 years I have been coaching Special Olympics basketball and softball in Aurora. The athletes that I have coached have inspired me at home, at work and at the gym. The spirit of inclusion and universal access to fitness are pillars to both Special Olympics and CrossFit; bringing the two together seems like such a natural partnership and I hope others will join me in this fun and challenging event."

 

The CF24 event will run on October 22, 2016, for full details about CF24 event either as a team or individual please contact CrossFit Crux

 

118 Sandiford Dr Unit 2
Stouffville, Ont., L4A 7X5


T 416-662-1637
E info@crossfitcrux.com

Web www.crossfitcrux.com/

 

Complete Blog about CF24 click here www.crossfitcrux.com/blog/2016/9/21/cf-24-for-special-olympics-october-22



2016 Aurora Special Olympics Annual Members Meeting

posted 8 Sep 2016, 11:46 by Aurora Ontario   [ updated 14 Sep 2016, 07:15 ]


To download the AMM 2016 Agenda and Documents please click on the PDF files here

Aurora Special Olympics Do Great! Reported in The Auroran

posted 8 Sep 2016, 11:41 by Aurora Ontario   [ updated 8 Sep 2016, 11:42 ]


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




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