A big shout-out to Special Olympics powerlifting coach, Ivan Williamson, who has devoted the past 13 + years to training Special Olympics athletes about respect for the sport, respect for themselves, nutrition and team building. For the past 9 years, this training has occurred twice a week, all year long at the Bob Hayward YMCA.
Volunteer, Bill Mills and Athlete, Valerie Nyhout stopped by Scotiabank Cherryhill with some Christmas goodies to thank the staff, on behalf of the athletes and volunteers, for all they do for Special Olympics throughout the year.
The Speedskating Qualifier was held on Saturday December 14th at the Western Fair Sports Complex. Congratulations to Sara and Dylan on great performance. Dylan wrapped up the day with a 2nd in 333m race, a 1st in 500m race, a 1st in 777m race and a 1st in 1500m race, where he knocked 31 secs off from his personal best time! Sara finished the day with a 3rd in 222m race, a 1sst in 333m race, and a 2nd in 500m race. Great job by the Van Lierop family in organizing a stellar event.
The 2013 Murray Faulkner Sportsperson of the Year, Scott Mitchell and the 2013 Volunteer of the Year, Rick Walker, enjoyed some time in Toronto. Check out some of their pictures.
Congratulations to our Bocce players, Adam O., Adam P, Steph and Daniel, who were recognized in Toronto for their championship win they earned at the Youth Bocce Canada Tournament!
The 2013 Scotiabank FANtastic Event, honouring the London Police Service and The Law Enforcement Torch Run was a great evening. Check out some of the images from the evening. Most images by Bill Mills.
From Special Olympics International, the 2012 Reach Report, showing a continued increase in the number of athletes - now at 4.2 million, worldwide.
Congratulations to our London Kings Soccer Team, Special Olympics Ontario Team of the Year!
Everyone had a great time at the 2013 Athletes' Awards Banquet. Congratulations to the Murray Faulkner Sportsperson of the Year, Scott Mitchell.
The 2013 Torch Run was a huge success!
Special Olympics London is pleased to announce that the London Police Service and the Torch Run have been named our 2013 FAN of the Year, to be celebrated at the FANtastic Event in November.
Our athletes had a great time helping out at London Staples stores as they launched their "Give a Toonie, Share a Dream" Campaign. Check out all the photos.
Many thanks to our law enforcement community and Boston Pizza for raising funds for Special Olympics Ontario at Boston Pizza "Police Serving You" night. Check out more photos from the evening.
Congratulations to Rick Walker on being named Volunteer of the Year at the Volunteer and Sponsor Reception in April 2013. Check out all the photos from the event.