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Written by Callum, Special Olympics Ontario athleteVisit Callum's blog here The carrying of the Torch.  It's a symbol almost as old as the Olympic Games themselves.  A symbol that marks the beginning of pure, unbound competition.  Perhaps The Torch goes back to the very first Game held in Greece, which must have been over two thousand years ago.  Like many time-honoured, Olympic traditions, it is one that is also upheld by Special Olym
    2,000 athletes. 500 coaches. 7 International regions. 5 sports. 4 days of competition. The games will host a unified sports and traditional team option for athletes aged 13-21 in five sports: athletics, basketball, bocce, floor hockey, and soccer. Modelled after the School Championships Program, first launched by Special Olympics Ontario in 2011, the Invitational Youth Games (IYG) will serve as a landmark event during the 50th
Bruce Outridge, longtime Brant Truck Convoy supporter, got a very cool gift from Special Olymics athlete, Bryan, after interviewing him for his podcast, The Lead Pedal.  Check out the video below! https://youtu.be/q3sVCTj4iI4
The incredibly successful Peterborough Mall Toll last month made the news!  The Easter weekend event raised over $37,000, all going to support the upcoming School Championships in Peterborough, May 29-31. Watch the video here. Click here for more information on the School Championships.
Strikes, spares, and smiles!  On Thursday, March 22, 2018 the Windsor Police Service and Special Olympics united to take over a local bowling alley in the first ever Unified Sporting Event to be hosted by the Service.  In speaking about the event, WPS LETR liaison Adam Young said, “Over the years we have played lots of games AGAINST the athletes, but our goal for this event was to create an inclusive experience where athletes and officers bec
THUNDER BAY, Ont. – Local Special Olympics student athletes now have more opportunities to hone their bocce ball skills. Members with Law Enforcement Torch Run Ontario (LETR) delivered bocce ball sets to various local elementary and high schools that participate in Special Olympics programs. The bocce ball purchases were the result of a LETR fundraising initiative last year. “I’m really proud of (the athletes) and excited for th
The Illinois LETR would like to invite you to join us the morning of July 20, 2018 for the Special Olympics 50th Anniversary Torch Run Commemorative Run taking place in Chicago, IL. This 4 mile run will take place on Chicago Park District’s bike path that runs along Lake Michigan in downtown Chicago passes landmarks such as the Chicago Police Memorial, McCormack Place and a number of scenic beaches and harbors.  Finally, the Commemorative Run