Athletes of the Year, 2016!

Special Olympics Burlington would like to congratulate our Male and Female athletes of the year, Aiden Lee and Steffani Tobin!

Stefanni and Aiden with their awards!This year, Aiden participated in Martial Gymnastics, basketball and swimming and at the Spring Games last month, he brought home 3 golds and a bronze in Swimming. Aiden also participates in our fundraising events, enjoying greeting customers at Staples. With his family, he has also created calendars for two years, using his artwork as a way to support Special Olympics Burlington.

Steffani was a member of the silver medal floor hockey team at the Provincial Games last year. This year she is a member of the floor hockey team, the basketball teams and the soccer team.

Steffani has also supported fundraising activities at Staples and learned how to bag and help with cash.

Both these athletes are deserving of this award and their coaches are proud of their athletic growth, their hard work and their dedication to attending practices and trying their best.

Congratulations both of you!

Party Time! Annual Spring Fling

Knights of Columbus prepare the BBQ
Knights of Columbus prepare the BBQ

This years theme of wizards and fairies made for a magical night at the Special Olympics Burlington Annual Spring Fling.

With a delicious barbecue and all the food laid on by our incredible sponsors the Knights of Columbus, our athletes, volunteers and families were fed like kings!

Taylor dances the night away
Taylor dances the night away

The decorated hall was a beautiful scene for DJ Nate to get the music vibes started as everyone flooded the dance floor to bust some moves.  Our athletes achievements and involvement was celebrated with a wonderful slide show, showing all our community spirit in it’s true glory.

This is also the night where we recognize and say thanks to our huge and dedicated team of volunteers who commit so much time and energy to making Special Olympics Burlington the successful and all-embracing community it is.

Until next year!

DJ Nate dances with friend Sam
DJ Nate dances with friend Sam

 

Coach Cate shares a joke with Coach Patrick
Coach Cate shares a joke with Coach Patrick

 

Friends Lee and Steffani pose for a pic
Friends Lee and Steffani pose for a pic