Four Special Olympic athletes show off their medals

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New Virtual Games Competitions

Special Olympics Ontario is hosting another Virtual Games Competition for all athletes and teams to compete and have fun in! From July 16th to August 8th, there will be virtual events being held in Basketball and Golf for athletes to submit scores. Use the instructions below to register for these events here. If you would like additional details on the Basketball challenge click here, and if you would like more information on the Golf challenge click here. Have fun and good luck athletes!

Update on Return of Programs

COVID-19 Vaccine

Special Olympics athletes are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine! Please visit the KWHabilitation website for additional details. We look forward to taking this step towards in-person activities once more!

Healthy @ Home

Special Olympics Ontario has been working on a number of initiatives to help keep athletes and the community social, active, positive, and informed. One of these initiatives is Healthy @ Home!

On the Special Olympics Ontario website, Special Olympics will be updating it's pages to:

  • Stay Connected: How to connect with fiends, coaches, athletes, and Special Olympics Ontario while staying safe and social distancing

  • Stay Active: How to stay active and fit at home, so you can keep healthy while activities are on hold

  • Stay Positive: Here you can find tools and resources to support the mental health of the Special Olympics community, as well as yourself

  • Stay Informed: Here you can find information about what COVID-19 is and what steps you can take to stay healthy and reduce the risk of those around you

Resources for Athletes During COVID-19 Cancellations

Amongst all the activity cancellations amid the COVID-19 outbreak, we encourage all athletes to keep healthy and active. In order to do so, here are some resources to help get exercise while social distancing:

  • eLearning Course: For anyone looking to learn the basic information about coronavirus and how to protect yourself. Follow the instructions on this PDF to register and complete

  • Resources for Young Athletes:

    • Here you can find flashcards for short at-home activities, and here there is a guide for caregivers to run these activities

    • Here you can find videos demonstrating the Young Athletes activities

    • Here you can find advice for explaining COVID-19 to children

  • Fit 5 Resources Series: For anyone looking for short videos demonstrating athletic activities, you can find them here

  • School of Strength: The School of Strength provides athletes with a fitness tracker, fitness videos, and a guide to healthy snacks