Simcoe Seals swimmer Aimee Buckborough takes the plunge!

Aimee Buckborough, a seasoned Special Olympics Ontario athlete, is well aware of the time, commitment and effort required to excel in sport. As a gold medal swimmer at Nationals, avid golfer and softball player, Aimee has always been willing to push herself outside of her comfort zone to pursue her best.  In keeping with this mindset, Aimee decided to try …

Superheroes really DO fly and sometimes they wear medals too!

By: Jason Scorcia  Chapter 4 If you are just getting caught up on my story now, I should share that while I loved being a kid and going to high school, these past twenty years have been the real highlight of my journey as a superhero. That means this chapter you are about to read is really kind of like the “Highlight Reel” of …

The High School Years

By: Jason Scorcia  Chapter 3 When I first started thinking about writing these stories about my Special Olympics adventures, it was the high school years that I was most excited to write about. If you, or someone you love, is about to head off to high school, I want to tell you that these years were some of the best of my life …

School is Fun for Everyone!

By: Jason Scorcia  Chapter 2 Going to school can be a scary experience for anyone. When I was younger I went to a school near the airport called Our Lady of the Airways. I guess it was called that because we used to see planes flying overhead all the time! I had no idea back then when I looked up at the …

Sports, Hope and Having Fun

Jason’s JourneyThe Story Behind Jason’s Quest and Jason ScorciaA Special Olympics Superhero Spreading the Message of Sports, Hope and Having Fun to Everyone!  By: Jason Scorcia  Introduction– Sports, Hope and Having Fun – Hi! I’m Jason but a lot of people call me J.J.  This was a nickname that started in elementary school, in part because there were also several other …

Winner of 50/50 raffle has special ties to Special Olympics

Original Article: https://ontariohockeyleague.com/article/winner-of-5050-raffle-has-special-ties-to-special-olympics Congratulations to Ted Zalewski of Sarnia, the winner of the OHL’s inaugural 50/50 online raffle in support of Special Olympics Ontario. An avid purchaser of 50/50 tickets at Sarnia Sting games in the past, Zalewski found out about the draw through his local Sarnia Special Olympics branch, as well as through their newsletter. “I thought it was …

50/50 Raffle Winning Ticket Announced!

The inaugural online 50/50 draw presented by the Ontario Hockey League winning number is A-2050971. Congratulations on your $5,000 prize! Thank you to all who purchased tickets & for your support of Special Olympics Ontario!

November is Special Olympics Game Month in the OHL

(From https://ontariohockeyleague.com/article/november-is-special-olympics-game-month-in-the-ohl-2019) Toronto, Ont. – The Ontario Hockey League announced today that it is teaming up with The Law Enforcement Torch Run and Special Olympics Ontario to raise awareness around the Special Olympics movement for a 12th straight season. November is Special Olympics Game Month in the OHL as fans will have the opportunity to learn more about Special Olympics …

New 24h Blue MTN relay event will help Special Olympics

TORONTO, ON – Special Olympics Ontario is proud to announce the inaugural 24h BLUE MTN fundraiser, presented by Freedom 55 Financial, February 24-25, 2018 at Blue Mountain resort in Collingwood. The event features 24-hours of relay skiing in support of Special Olympics and the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation. “We’re so thrilled to be part of this first-time event for …