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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
Complete Blog about CF24 click here www.crossfitcrux.com/blog/2016/9/21/cf-24-for-special-olympics-october-22
SOO-Aurora Polar Plunge ChallengeDunks versus Ducks Plungers
Braving the icy waters of the Polar Plunge to raise funds for Special Olympics
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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.
For this challenge:
Basketball, Softball, and Bocce Teams are encouraged to support Karen and Dan (plunging Feb 6th in Georgina)
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.
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”
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.
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!!