Year: 2019

Written by: Tara Bottan, June 5, 2019   The people of Thunder Bay have once again shown just how big their hearts are as over 40 local Law Enforcement Officers showed up to work alongside the amazing staff at two Boston Pizza locations in Thunder Bay on Wednesday.  Officers were paired up with servers and let loose on the public! Many staff of the chain are long time employees, gree
  By: Diana Laverty & Denise Szachury, Dryden Police Service   Well, our fundraiser for Special Olympics, “Anything 80’s Bowling” is in the books and it was a huge success! We would like to send a big Thank You to the eleven teams who fundraised over $ 4,790.00 for local Special Olympics Ontario!! A big shout out to Pizza Hut for donating pizza for all the part
For nearly 40 years, members of law enforcement around the world have been the biggest supporters of Special Olympics as members of the Law Enforcement Torch Run. What started as a small local fundraiser in Wichita, Kansas has grown to be the largest public awareness vehicle and grassroots fundraiser for Special Olympics, providing opportunities for athletes to empower and transform themselves, th
One of our great LETR members, Rob, has a friend in Chile who now has a son with Down Syndrome, which has really brought their family together.  With Rob’s involvement with LETR, the friend asked if we could send over some OLETR gear to show off there.  Here is what happened ... Left to right:  Mateo, Bruno, Franco, Piero We got a very nice email from Rob: "Firstly, thank again for the T
21 Polar Plunges 1406 Plungers  Over $489,110 Raised! Thank You Plungers & Supporters for our biggest year yet! 2019 was another great year of Polar Plunges across Ontario! We hosted 21 Polar Plunges and raised over $489,110. This money will directly benefit over 26,000 Special Olympics athletes in Ontario living with an intellectual disability. We are so grateful for all plungers, volunte
March 25, 2019 marked Special Olympics Day in Ontario. Across the province, close to 50 communities celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics movement. This day was also the beginning of the 50-day countdown to the start of the 2019 Special Olympics Invitational Youth Games in Toronto (May 14-17). Over $30,000 was raised to support local athletes competing in the Games! Here's a
March 17, 2019   2019 Abu Dhabi Final Leg Team CONGRATULATIONS MISSION COMPLETE!   Dear Final Leg Team Members;   I hope you all had smooth travels back home and you will now have some time to catch up on some sleep!   You are all now members of an elite club of Final Leg Team members! The reason that this is an elite club is because
  The Final Leg is wrapping up as the "Flame of Hope" has entered Abu Dhabi with the start of the 2019 Special Olympics World Games approaching. Derek Spence has been providing updates throughout his journey in United Arab Emirates. March 5   Time to celebrate Special Olympics Ontario athlete Stephen Graham. One of only ten athletes in the world chosen to be a part of the Final