Global Virtual Torch Run Registration is
Now Open!
This year we have a unique opportunity for Torch Runners and Special Olympics supporters across the province to participate in the FIRST EVER Global Virtual Torch Run!

It is FREE to participate but we encourage everyone to get fundraising to help reach our goal! The Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) goal is to raise $33,000 (for 33 years of LETR!) to support athletes of Special Olympics Ontario as they look to return to their chosen sports in a safe manner.

100 % of ALL fundraising stays local. Amazing prizes to be won for top fundraisers!

Athletes looking to participate in the Global Virtual Torch Run - connect with your local community coordinators for more information.
We've Been Walking Over 1,000 + KM a Day This Past Week!
Have you been logging in your daily minutes for Walk The World With Me?

Remember the August challenge is on! The athlete and team who log the most minutes during the month of August will win a special prize from our friends of the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

Check out the video below for some motivation from our friend and supporter, Derek Spence!
$1 Million Reasons to Celebrate
Although Sobeys Inc. made the difficult decision to cancel its in-store fundraiser this summer due to COVID-19, their commitment to Special Olympics is as strong as ever. Today, we're excited to announce that Sobeys Inc., Foodland, Urban Fresh and Safeway will be honouring its original fundraising target with a $1 million donation to Special Olympics programs across Canada!

Please help us celebrate this incredible donation and all of the Sobeys Inc., Foodland, Urban Fresh and Safeway employees who made this possible.

Share a photo you might have from visiting a store in the past, at a Games, take a photo holding up a thank you sign or a video expressing thanks!
Example post:

Thank you (refer to Facebook accounts/Twitter accounts below to tag) across Canada for honouring your fundraising goal with a $1M donation! @SpecialOCanada @SOOntario

Facebook store accounts: @Sobeys , @Foodland ,
@Canada Safeway (Urban Fresh doesn't have an account but please still mention them if in the GTA area).
Twitter store accounts: @Sobeys , @Foodland , @SafewayCanada
(Urban Fresh doesn't have an account but please still mention them if in the GTA area).
Weekly Wellness Challenge
Don't forget to complete both challenges each day and consider doing the #SOOWOD to complete more active workouts this week!
Our friends at Special Olympics Alberta are challenging all athletes to connect through social media. Each week, athletes are encouraged to participate by posting a photo or a video of the theme outlined in the calendar below. Tag your friends, coaches, @SpecialOAlberta and @SOOntario so we can share our positivity!

This weeks August 9 - 15 challenge: Share a picture of your pet or favourite animal
Special Olympics Ontario is excited to offer two Family Health Forums hosted by Nursing students from Ontario Tech University
Don't Miss This Week's LIVE Virtual Events
Thursday, August 13
Social Club this Thursday

Connect with athletes from across North America, make new friends and stay connected. Hosted by members of motionball and athlete leadership representatives.

Be sure to sign up to get more information for this week:
Friday, August 14
Join us this Friday for Episode 16

This week we are excited to host Special Olympics Ontario athlete Therese Micallef from Brampton! |Join us to hear more about Therese's experience as a successful multi-sport athlete with Special Olympics competing at 11 Provincial and 2 National Games throughout her 30 years of being a Special Olympics athlete!
Calendar of Virtual Events
Have you been visiting the Healthy @ Home Virtual Calendar to check out what other fun, creative, and interactive online events are happening across North America?

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Stay Connected
We want to see what you're up to!
So remember to tag Special Olympics Ontario and use #SOHealthyAtHome

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