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One of Aurora Special Olympics Athletes, Mary Haberer was speaking to a group of employees from Engel & Volkers Real Estate about her enjoyment in competing in Special Olympics events. Mary is showing the medals won for swimming from the previous National SO Games. Engel & Volkers are official sponsors of Special Olympics and are adopting an Athlete, Jordy Peace, supporting him in Special Olympic Summer Games.
Summer is Coming and Soccer is Our NEW Sport for 2017
Special Olympics Ontario – Aurora is pleased to announce The Aurora Kicks F.C. inaugural season (2017) introducing athletes to the team sport of Soccer.
Soccer is possibly the world's most popular team sport and certainly one of Special Olympics' most popular sports. Played by athletes of all ages from juniors, through their teenage years and on into adulthood.
Soccer combines elements of cardiovascular endurance, motor skills of ball handling while improving agility and strength on both upper and lower body, while requiring little in the way of specialized equipment.
Soccer is the seventh sport now offered by Special Olympics Ontario – Aurora since its formation: Swimming, Basketball, Golf, Softball, Bocce and Rhythmic Gymnastics. This will add additional opportunity to Athletes within our community to train. Volunteer coaches are always needed.
For information about The Aurora Kicks or to inquire about volunteering to coach soccer contact Aurora Community Coordinator, Janet Mitchell by email; email@example.com
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