Summer Sport Sign Up

Spring is in the air…and we are excited about summer sports starting soon!

The Special Olympics Burlington Summer Sports season will be starting in May. We are looking forward to an active season.  Registration for all summer sports will be on :
THURSDAY, APRIL 26 FROM 6:30 PM TO 8:00 PM
At the HABER COMMUNITY SPORTS CENTRE, 1050 DOBBIE DRIVE, BURLINGTON
The cost for each sport is $50 for the season (except golf, see below).  Please bring cash or cheque on sign-up night.  The cost includes any/all competition registration costs.
SOCCER – Sherwood Forest soccer field, Wed. evenings from  6 to 7 pm beginning May 23 – indoor practice will be held at Burloak Indoor Site starting on Wednesday April 19for returning soccer players only. Outside practice for all players including new players will be May 23.  ( ages 12 and over )
COMPETITIVE SOFTBALL – Brant Hills Community Centre Diamonds, Thurs. evenings from 6:30 to 8pm starting May 17 ( weather permitting)  (ages 12 and over)
BOCCE – LaSalle Park Bocce Courts, Tuesday evenings 6:30 to 8:30 starting May 22 ( athletes will be split into two groups 6:30 to 7:30 and 7:30 to 8:30 ) (ages 10 and older)
TRACK AND FIELD – MM Robinson Track, Monday evenings from 6:30 to 8pm starting May 7 (Weather permitting) (ages 8 and older)
GOLF – Tuesday evenings – Burlington Springs Golf and Country Club.  Starting date TBA – there is no charge for golf registration as there is a weekly cost of $15 for driving range, cart use and green fees. ( ages 12 and older) New and possibly returning athletes will have to take a 4 week group lesson program (2 hours/session) – cost last year was $168 for the lesson program).
ALL NEW AND RETURNING ATHLETES must fill out a full athlete information/medical form.
The forms are attached so that you can complete and bring them with you on registration night. If you do not bring them, you will be required to complete them onsite before you can register.  A Coach’s page is required for EACH sport an athlete is joining. Only one CODE OF CONDUCT form needs to be completed for the season. This is for ALL ATHELETES BOTH OLD AND NEW. Even if you did these forms last year, you will be required to do them again.  An up to date email address will be required for all athletes for communication.

Generous Donation Blows Us Away

Special Olympics Burlington is incredibly thankful for the unbelievably generous donation from Compass Point Bible Church, announced in March, 2018.

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Athletes proud to accept the generous donation

We have a number of families who attend the church and last month, Laura, one of our rhythmic gymnasts and swimmers, nominated Special Olympics Burlington for the annual BIG GIVE . The BIG GIVE, in its third year at the church, is the donation of one Sunday’s collection in order to support a worthy cause in the community. This year, after a meeting with the selection committee, Special Olympics Burlington was successful.  Prior to selection our athletes Laura, John, Kyle and Rachel, along with Coach Stu White and Community Co-ordinator Cate Hawkins, made a presentation at Sunday service. They told the congregation about how Special Olympics Burlington has changed the lives of athletes and families in our community. The following week, donations for the BIG GIVE were collected.

Laura, John, Kyle and Rachel joined Cate Hawkins in receiving the donation from Compass Point Bible Church for $43, 922.50. Yes, you read that right….$43,922.50!

Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.

 
“Thanks to everyone at the Compass Point Bible Church for their amazing support and for making a difference in the lives of individuals with an intellectual disability. This will have an enormous impact on the continued growth of Special Olympics in Burlington.”

Special Olympics Ontario