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Special Olympics fall and winter season starts

Special Olympics fall and winter season starts

Special Olympic Sunshine Coast held their registration event On Thursday, September 18. They all gathered at SCACL (Sunshine Coast for Community Living) on Mermaid Street in Sechelt.

There was a big turnout as athletes, caregivers and coaches arrived to sign up for their favourite sports. The sports available for this fall/winter are Rhythmic Gymnastics, Basketball, Swimming and Floor Hockey. Forty-two athletes in all are signed up with 3 new athletes registered.

There is also Active Start and FUNdamentals for our younger Special Olympic generation: Active Start for age 3-6 and Fundamentals for age 7-12. This allows the young athletes engage in games and activities that prepare them for future participation in more organized sports.

For the spring season, Bocce, Soccer, Track & Field, Softball and Golf are the options.

This season, I signed up for swimming and basketball and look forward to the spring when I will be participating in track & field, softball and bocce.

Volunteers from the Sunshine Shack in Gibsons prepared yummy hot dogs and hamburgers and assorted goodies for everyone.

There was also a coaches meeting where protocol and duties were discussed. Rachel Borer from Head Office of SOBC led the meeting with the coaches and executives.

If you or someone you know is interested in signing up for this wonderful experience as an athlete or as a volunteer, please contact Pat Stuart at pat_stuart@dccnet. com or Annette Bertrand at cabertrand@eastlink.ca.

Mike Oswald, SC Special Olympics

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