The Soo Greyhounds, Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR), and Special Olympics Ontario (SOO) are teaming up to raise awareness about the importance of grassroots programming for individuals with an intellectual disability during an upcoming Greyhounds home game.
The Soo Greyhounds game on Friday, December 1st (7:07pm) at the GFL Memorial Gardens will feature:
• A LETR/Special Olympics Ontario-run kiosk so fans can learn more about Special Olympics Ontario
• Public address announcements about Special Olympics Ontario
• A puck drop featuring representatives from the LETR and Special Olympics Ontario
• A Pass-the-Bucket fundraiser in support of LETR and Special Olympics Ontario
The awareness campaign is part of the ongoing commitment by the Ontario Hockey League, Soo Greyhounds, and LETR/Special Olympics Ontario to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics Ontario.
Since 2007, the OHL and its clubs have been a key partner of Special Olympics Ontario, supporting SOO with OHL Big Ticket Games, providing much-needed funds and awareness to 26,000 athletes living in Ontario with intellectual disabilities,” said Glenn MacDonell, SOO President and CEO. “Together, we champion inclusion, acceptance and offer opportunities to many athletes in the community and throughout the province to participate and thrive in sport.
“We are very proud of our long-term partnership with Special Olympic Ontario and LETR” said Jeff McClelland, Director of Game Day Operations with the Soo Greyhounds. “Special Olympics Ontario uses the transformative power and joy of sport to showcase the full potential of athletes with intellectual disabilities. Their programs instill confidence, self-esteem and other life skills in athletes, contribute to healthier athletes with life-long, physical fitness habits, and strengthen communities by changing attitudes and creating a more inclusive society.”
We would like to thank all our fans in advance for their continued generous support of this initiative.
Tickets for the game are still available at the SK Group Box Office or online at www.gflgardens.ca/greyhounds
SK Group Box Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 2pm
Game Days: 10am through to game time
Read more about Special Olympics Ontario at http://www.specialolympicsontario.com
Join in Game Night by utilizing #BeAFanSOO