Soo Greyhounds game will feature Special Olympics Ontario-run kiosk
on Friday, December 2nd
SAULT STE MARIE, ONTARIO ~~~~~ December 1, 2022 (LSNews) The Soo Greyhounds, LETR, and the Special Olympics Ontario - Sault Ste Marie Branch are teaming up to raise awareness about the importance of individuals with an intellectual disability during an upcoming Greyhounds home game.
The Greyhounds game on Friday, December 2nd (7:07pm) at GFL Memorial Gardens will feature:
• A LETR/Special Olympics Ontario-run kiosk so fans can learn more about Special Olympics Ontario
• Ceremonial puck drop featuring a Special Olympics athlete and local law enforcement
• Public address announcements about Special Olympics Ontario
• ‘Pass the Bucket’ donation collection
The awareness campaign is part of the ongoing commitment by the Ontario Hockey League, Soo Greyhounds, and LETR/Special Olympics Ontario to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics Ontario.
“We are thrilled to once again partner with Special Olympics Ontario and the Law Enforcement Torch Run to raise funds and awareness for this great cause. Back this year will be the ‘Pass the Bucket’ fundraising campaign to help raise much needed funds for the over 26,000 Special Olympics athletes in Ontario. We would like to thank all our fans in advance for their continued generous support of this initiative.” - Jeff McClelland, Soo Greyhounds - Director, Game Day Operations
“Special Olympics Ontario (SOO) thanks the Soo Greyhounds and the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service for their ongoing support of the movement. Since 2007, teams across the Ontario Hockey League have supported SOO with OHL Big Ticket Games which provide much needed funds and awareness to 26,000 athletes living in Ontario with intellectual disabilities. Together, we champion inclusion, acceptance and offer opportunities to many athletes in the Region to participate and thrive in sport. Thank you!” - Glenn MacDonell, President and CEO – Special Olympics Ontario
“The Special Olympics provides athletes an incredible opportunity to strive for their goals in competition and build lasting relationships with their fellow competitors. I am proud of the dedication our members have for Special Olympic athletes and the values of Special Olympics Ontario (SOO). Committing to this initiative is rewarding for our members as they see the joy it brings the athletes and their family and friends.” – Chief Hugh E. Stevenson, M.O.M., Ed.D – Sault Ste. Marie Police Service
Tickets for the game are still available and can be purchased in person at the SK Group Box located inside the GFL Memorial Gardens or online at gflgardens.ca/greyhounds
For ticket information, contact Brodie Gagnon at [email protected] or 705-574-0090
Read more about Special Olympics Ontario at http://www.specialolympicsontario.com/
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The Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds are a major junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League. The Greyhounds play home games at the GFL Memorial Gardens. The present team was founded in 1962 as a team in the Northern Ontario Hockey Association.