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

 


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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



Activate Aurora - Making Aurora Canada's Most Active Community

posted 14 Sep 2016, 08:51 by Aurora Ontario   [ updated 14 Sep 2016, 08:56 ]


Are You Going To Be ......Step it Up?



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




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!!

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