We’re excited and proud to be hosting the Special Olympic Ontario Provincial School Championships in Durham Region later this week.
Thank you to everyone who responded to the call for volunteers. We appreciate you stepping up and being such good representatives for Durham Region.
More than 600 student athletes and coaches from across the province are travelling here to compete in basketball, bocce, floor hockey, soccer, and track and field. Games and events will be held at Durham College, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, the Oshawa Civic Recreation Complex and Legends Centre Arena.
At last count, about 80 schools have qualified to participate. Schools competing from Durham Region include: J. Clarke Richardson (Ajax); Brock High School (Cannington); Henry Street High School (Whitby) and Oshawa Central Collegiate. Good luck to them and all competitors.
You can catch the action and encourage these special student athletes from noon to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, and again on Thursday, June 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Opening ceremonies begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1 in the main gym of Durham College. The opening ceremonies will also be livestreamed courtesy of Rogers TV.
Get more championships details at http://fourcorners.specialolympicsontario.ca. Watch for our posts on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
– Don Terry, Sport Durham Advisory Committee Chair