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Hello fans of Special Olympics Sunshine Coast! I would like to say I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday season and wonderful New Year.

On Thursday, December 10th 2014, there was a mighty game of basketball played between Sechelt and Gibsons. Both teams showed effort and precision in their plays.

I would like to thank the coaches; for Gibsons Samantha Mills and Laurie Miller and for Sechelt Marilyn Downey and Chuck Bertrand who also pulled double duty as the referee for the night.

On Saturday, December 13th, 2014 at the Gibsons Legion we in SOSC celebrated the holiday season with our annual banquet. There were 100 folks in attendance and all were decked to the nines. Santa Clause even took time out of preparation for the big day to visit and deliver presents. Then, with music prepared by Mary Casey, athletes and others danced the night away. There were ‘spot dancing’ contests and small prizes were handed out.

I would also like to acknowledge one certain athlete in particular who takes it upon himself to give back to the world. Jordan McCourt recently through fundraising by collecting cashable recycling sent $500 dollars to Operation Smile for two children so they may receive corrective surgery as a Christmas present. I think it is to be applauded that in a time when people seem to always want something for themselves that others can think beyond themselves and be so selfless. Thank you Jordan for all that you do.

The new season of Special Olympics will begin the week of January 5th. If you are interested in participating as an athlete or a volunteer, contact Annette Bertrand @ (604) 885-2987 or Pat Stuart @ (604) 886-2098

by Mike Oswald, SC Special Olympics

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