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This is the July edition of the Healthy @ Home newsletter that is shared with athletes and coaches. Be sure to follow Special Olympics Ontario on social media for continued updates or visit for additional information.

Special Olympics Athlete Spotlight

This month, Special Olympics Ontario is highlighting Barrie athlete Nicholas Cunningham and his outstanding contribution to the Barrie Police Service. Nick has been working with the Fleet Services team in the garage and with the Quartermaster since April 2022. His work has made a substantial impact on the Barrie Police Service team.

Click here to read the rest of Nicholas' story!

Reveal Your Champion Cycle Challenge

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It's not too late! There are still a couple weeks left to register! This cycling program is open to all Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners! Together, you'll be able to track your distance and time cycling as you strive to reach your goals - challenge your friends and family to get involved and participate. You'll also have the chance to win some great prizes, so get up and get moving today!

Click here to register today! 

Twitter Follower Contest 

To celebrate National Social Media Day on June 30th, Special Olympics Ontario kicked off a Social Media Contest on Twitter. The contest will continue until the Special Olympics Ontario Twitter account has reached 10,000 total followers. 

To enter the contest you must:

  1. Follow @SOOntario on Twitter
  2. Retweet the Contest Tweet (click here to view the contest tweet)
  3. Reside in Canada

You could win a Special Olympics Ontario prize pack once we reach 9,600 followers, and the grand prize of a $250 Sobeys gift card when we reach 10,000 followers! 

Click here to follow @SOOntario and retweet for your chance to win!

Share Your Special Olympics Story

For the chance to have your Special Olympics story featured in a future newsletter, social media post, or campaign, submit your information on our Athlete Profile Form! Fill out your information, tell us your story, and submit a photo of you participating in Special Olympics, or include a headshot. 

Click here to share your story!

Hometown Games

More Hometown Games are happening across the province! 

Happening this month:


Brantford Track Meet


Kincardine and Barrie Bocce 

July 18

London Golf

July 23

Sarnia Soccer 

Click here to find a Hometown Games near you
Click here to check out some photos from past Hometown Games
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Don't see an upcoming Hometown Games near you? Stay tuned to your emails and our social media channels for more dates and locations coming soon! We can't wait to see you back on the playing field!

13th Annual Rob Plunkett Memorial Golf Tournament

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Detective Constable Rob Plunkett of the York Regional Police Service was a respected police officer, a dedicated family man, and an involved member of our community. He was passionate about many things in life, but two of the most important were his favourite charity, Special Olympics, and golfing with friends and family.

Tragically, on August 2nd, 2007, Rob was killed in the line of duty while attempting to effect an arrest in the Town of Markham.

On behalf of the members of the York Regional Police Association we continue to honour Rob’s memory, and his passion for golf and Special Olympics by hosting the 13th Annual Rob Plunkett Memorial Golf Classic.

A few foursomes and sponsorship opportunities are still available should you wish to enjoy a fun day on the golf course.

Click here to register and learn more!


In order to maximize funds raised for Special Olympics, there will be an exciting online auction. The auction will open July 18th and closes at 6 p.m. on July 28th. Don’t miss out! Items will continue to be added, so check back on a regular basis.

Click here to view the items up for auction!

Sobeys Fundraising Campaign Results 

Sobeys held a 2 week in-store fundraising campaign to support Special Olympics athletes across Canada. The results are in, and together we reached our fundraising goal, raising $1.2 million! A big thank you goes out to Sobeys and all the donors who helped to support Special Olympics athletes. We would also like to thank all of the athletes, coaches and volunteers who took the time to visit their local Sobeys, Safeway and Foodland locations to thank the store employees for their support!

Summer Virtual Programs

Virtual Programs are BACK this summer!

Mark your calendars now so you don't miss any of it!

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Taking place EVERY Monday this summer @ 7pm ET!

Pre-register for Mingle Mondays in July 
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Taking place EVERY OTHER Wednesday this summer @ 7pm ET!

Pre-register for Workout Wednesdays in July
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