People heading to next Friday’s Soo Greyhounds game will get a chance to learn more about Special Olympics Ontario.
The hockey team is teaming up with the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR), and Special Olympics Ontario (SOO) to raise awareness about the
importance of grassroots programs for individuals with an intellectual disability, along with donations.
The game on Friday, December 1st 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
Jeff McClelland, the director of game day operations with the Soo Greyhounds, said the team is happy to help raise much-needed funds for SOO and give them the chance to let more people learn about what they do.
“Special Olympics Ontario uses the transformative power and joy of sport to showcase the full potential of athletes with intellectual disabilities,” McClelland stated in a news release.
“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.”
SOO’s president and CEO Glenn MacDonell said, since 2007, the OHL and its clubs have been key partners of Special Olympics Ontario and the 26,000 athletes living in Ontario with intellectual disabilities.
“Together, we champion inclusion, acceptance and offer opportunities to many athletes in the community and throughout the province to participate and thrive in sport,” MacDonell said.
Tickets for the game are still available at the SK Group Box Office or online at www.gflgardens.ca/greyhounds