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Special Olympics is a global organization that serves athletes with intellectual disabilities working with hundreds of thousands of volunteers and coaches each year. Since the establishment of Special Olympics in 1968, the number of people with and without intellectual disabilities who are involved with the organization has been growing, but the unmet need to reach more people with intellectual disabilities is staggering.
The Power of Sport. For every Special Olympics athlete, there are many more waiting for their chance. 
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It’s at the local level--right here--where interested volunteers meet the athletes. That’s where the perceptions start to change and where the miracle of transformation takes place. Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Those activities give them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship.  

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  • May
    27
    Muddy Grape
    Sat May 27, 2017
    11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Guelph
    Ontario
    Canada

    Muddy Grape

    Sat May 27, 2017
    11:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    The Muddy Grape returns for its 2nd year on Saturday May 27th, 2017 to challenge participants in new and fun ways! After its inaugural event in 2016, we are looking forward to taking the next step in 2017 and making it bigger and better than ever! That means more obstacles, more fun and more entertainment! The Muddy Grape allows participants to take on an obstacle course designed to challenge participants of all fitness levels.


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    Venue(s)
    Cox Creek Cellars
    7687 Wellington Road 22
    Guelph, Ontario
    Canada
  • Jun 03 - Aug 27
    Mud Hero
    Sat Jun 3 - Sun Aug 27, 2017
     
    2 venues
    Canada

    Mud Hero

    Sat Jun 3 - Sun Aug 27, 2017
     

    Take on the muddiest challenge ever and crank your adrenaline as you push yourself and your fellow Heroes to the finish line, smiling every inch of the way. Finally, celebrate your achievement with other mud-lovers and spectators at the post-race Mud Bash, with a barbecue, bevies, live music and more. If you’re mad about mud – or just plain mad – this is the event for you. All in support of Special Olympics!


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    Venue(s)
    Commando Paintball
    4565 Dunning Road
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Canada
    Albion Hills
    16500 Peel Regional Rd 50
    Caledon, Ontario
    Canada
  • Jun 10 - Sep 10
    Torch Ride
    Sat Jun 10 - Sun Sep 10, 2017
     
    4 venues
    Canada

    Torch Ride

    Sat Jun 10 - Sun Sep 10, 2017
     

    The Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Ride is a provincial fundraising motorcycle program directly benefiting over 22,000 Special Olympics Ontario athletes with an intellectual disability.


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    Venue(s)
    Kingston Police Service
    705 Division St.
    Kingston, Ontario
    Canada
    Cornwall Civic Complex
    100 Water St. East
    Cornwall, Ontario
    Canada
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  • Jun 12 - Jun 14
    2017 Special Olympics Ontario School Championships
    Mon Jun 12 - Wed Jun 14, 2017
     
    3 venues
    Canada

    2017 Special Olympics Ontario School Championships

    Mon Jun 12 - Wed Jun 14, 2017
     

    The Special Olympics Ontario School Championships program provides quality sport competition for high school students aged 13-21 to participate in basketball, bocce, soccer, floor hockey and track & field. Over 800 athletes, coaches and staff will be in attendance. It will be taking place in the Niagara Region, Ontario.


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    Venue(s)
    Bock University
    1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way
    St. Catharines, Ontario
    Canada
    Basketball, soccer and bocce competitions.
    Niagara Track Club
    130 Louth St.
    St. Catharines, Ontario
    Canada
    Track & Field Competitions.
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  • Jul 07 - Jul 09
    2017 Special Olympics Alberta Summer Games
    Fri Jul 7 - Sun Jul 09, 2017
     
    5 venues
    Canada

    2017 Special Olympics Alberta Summer Games

    Fri Jul 7 - Sun Jul 09, 2017
     

    The 2017 Special Olympics Alberta Summer Games is taking place in Medicine Hat from July 7 to 9. Medicine Hat will host the largest Provincial Summer Games with over 1,200 athletes and coaches from across the province. Athletes will compete in 11 summer sports: 5 and 10 pin bowling, athletics, basketball, bocce, golf, powerlifting, rhythmic gymnastics, soccer, softball and swimming.


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    Basketball, Bocce, Powerlifting, Soccer, Softball and Swimming
    Family Leisure Centre
    2000 Division Ave N.
    Medicine Hat, Alberta
    Canada
    5-pin Bowling and 10-pin Bowling
    Panorama Bowling Lanes
    820 FA Ave SW
    Medicine Hat, Alberta
    Canada
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  • Jul 13 - Jul 16
    2017 Special Olympics Ontario Provincial Summer Games
    Thu Jul 13 - Sun Jul 16, 2017
     
    6 venues
    Canada

    2017 Special Olympics Ontario Provincial Summer Games

    Thu Jul 13 - Sun Jul 16, 2017
     

    The Provincial Summer Games will feature athletics, soccer, softball, golf and bocce. With almost 800 athletes along with, coaches, staff and spectators, supported by over 600 community volunteers!


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    Venue(s)
    Terry Fox Stadium, Chinguacousy Park
    9050 Bramalea Road
    Brampton, Ontario
    Canada
    Athletics Competitions
    Century Gardens
    340 Vodden St. E
    Brampton, Ontario
    Canada
    Bocce Competitions
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  • Aug
    05
    Hell in the Harbour
    Sat Aug 05, 2017
    09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Hamilton
    Ontario
    Canada

    Hell in the Harbour

    Sat Aug 05, 2017
    09:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Hell in the Harbour features a 6km obstacle course race spanning Hamilton’s beautiful waterfront and features over 17 obstacles that will challenge all fitness levels! The event is in support of Special Olympics Ontario through the Law Enforcement Torch Run and is helping to raise awareness and much needed funds for Special Olympic athletes.


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    Venue(s)
    Bayfront Park Hamilton
    200 Harbour Front Dr
    Hamilton, Ontario
    Canada
  • Sep
    16
    World's Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics
    Sat Sep 16, 2017
    08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    2 venues
    Canada

    World's Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics

    Sat Sep 16, 2017
    08:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    The Truck Convoy is a celebration of the trucking industry and its support for Special Olympics. The Ontario Truck Convoy began in Paris in 2005 and has been going strong ever since! In 2016, a 2nd Convoy was formed in the GTA. This Ontario Truck Convoy has raised over $600,000 for the Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics since 2005.


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    Venue(s)
    Paris Fairgrounds
    139 Silver St
    Paris, Ontario
    Canada
    Powerade Centre
    7575 Kennedy Rd. South
    Brampton, Ontario
    Canada
  • Oct
    15
    Guardians Half Marathon & 5KM
    Sun Oct 15, 2017
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Orillia
    Ontario
    Canada

    Guardians Half Marathon & 5KM

    Sun Oct 15, 2017
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    he OLETR (Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run) in co-operation with Special Olympics Ontario is hosting a half marathon from GHQ in Orillia for Law Enforcement and ALL Runners to raise awareness along with money for the athletes and families of Special Olympics Ontario. The event also offers a 5k route for Friends, Family and Athletes.


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    Venue(s)
    OPP General Headquarters Orillia
    777 Memorial Ave
    Orillia, Ontario
    Canada