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
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:
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