Special Olympics

Weekly Updates for the week of 1/26/2015

Spring Sports Registration is OPEN. Now is the time to register for Spring Sports. Pre-registration is required.

See schedule for sports that will be offered during the Spring [pdf/2mb/1p] 

Special Olympics Forsyth County is having its annual apparel sale.
This year we are offering hooded sweatshirts for $25/each, and long sleeve t-shirts for $15/each.
Proceeds from these items will be used to purchase equipment and uniforms for 16 different sports.
Limited Sizes Available!


 
Thank you to everyone who jumped, donated, and supported the 2015 Polar Plunge. This year’s Plunge was a huge success, approximately 125 people jumped in support of Special Olympics and over $12,000 was raised for the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run (15% will stay right here in Forsyth County).

New program for athletes ages 2-7 years old. Special Olympics Forsyth County and Miller Park Recreation Center are teaming up to offer Young Athletes. Young Athletes is a program for athletes ages 2-7 years old that focuses on skill building through inclusive play.  For more information contact Leah Friend at 727-2831 or leahf@cityofws.org.

Young Athlete Details [pdf/2mb/1p]

Sports Training and Competitions Updates
* Frenzy Cheerleading: Saturday, January 31 – Miller Park Rec Center – 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
* 3-on-3 Basketball: Saturday, January 31 – SONC Qualifier, High Point, NC – 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
* 5-on-5 Basketball: Saturday, January 31 – SONC Qualifier, High Point, NC – 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
* Individual Skills: NO PRACTICE

Volunteer Opportunities – Ways to Get Involved
* Zumbathon® for Special Olympics: Registration is now open. This is a great way to support Special Olympics. Registration is $20/person; $5/Special Olympics athlete. You can register and raise the money online: http://tiny.cc/SOWSZumbathon. If you are interested in participating in the Zumbathon® for Special Olympics, please contact Lisa Kiser at lisak@cityofws.org or (336) 727-2425.

Zumbathon details [pdf/2mb/1p]

 
* Wake Forest Women’s Basketball is offering free tickets to all volunteers in the community to their game vs. Clemson Tigers on Thursday, January 29, at 7:00 p.m. If you are interested in getting free tickets, please see the attached order form. These tickets will need to be ordered through Wake Forest University.

Fundraising Opportunities
* Zumbathon® for Special Olympics – Friday, March 13 – 6 – 10 p.m. – Miller Park Recreation. Save the date. Registration is now open if you would like to Zumba® with us on March 13. REGISTER ONLINE at http://tiny.cc/SOWSZumbathon

* Cops vs Docs Hockey Game for Special Olympics – Saturday, March 14 – 7:00 pm game time. Tickets $5.00. Athletes get in free. Contact Lisa Kiser for tickets at (336) 727-2425 or lisak@cityofws.org.

* Superhero Spectacular Weekend - Special Olympics Forsyth County and The Gateway YWCA are teaming up to offer a weekend of fun activities in June, 2015. We are raising money for all athletes to have a 1-year membership to The Gateway YWCA.

Other Community Events
* Autism Risk & Safety Management presentation – Monday, February 2; iCan House; registration required at info@icanhouse.com.

* Let’s Get Fit Together – Fitness Classes at Robinhood Road Family YMCA for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Mondays, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.; $5 per class. Questions contact Lisa Marie Blutreich at (336) 251-1090 or lm.blutreich@ymcanwnc.org

* Young Life Forsyth County is starting a ministry for young people ages 14-22 with disabilities. The ministry is called Capernaum. Capernaum will hold its first information and club meeting on February 3 at 7:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church.

Details on Capernaum [pdf/2mb/1p]

* Night to Shine – Prom for People with disabilities. Friday, February 13, 6:00 p.m. at First Christian Church Ministries. This prom is sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. For more information and to register please see flier.

Prom details [pdf/2mb/1p]

To see all of the great pictures from the week, Friend us on Facebook: facebook.com/specialolympics.forsythcounty.

Have a great week! 

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