New Golf Team – The Eagles!

Burlington Special Olympics is adding yet ANOTHER team to it’s ever-growing family of sports this year – golf.

Some of the 10 athletes have never played golf before; others can already hit the ball a good distance. In this inaugural season our golfers will be learning etiquette, the rules of the game, how to use all the different clubs to play different shots – and of course having a great time together on the course.

The Eagles and Coaches – Ready to Play!

Burlington Springs Golf Club will be hosting the team each Tuesday night throughout the summer – and a Professional Golfer will be joining in to teach each week. Each athlete will have a 1 to 1 volunteer to assist and drive their golf cart.

Head Coach Andy Wilks has played golf since he was a teenager, when he took up the sport alongside his Dad. Andy coached the youth team at Royal Ascot Golf Club in the UK and is very excited to be back teaching a very keen brand new golf team!

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!