This wonderful opportunity for SOSUNS’ girls to model was provided by Blue Illusion Hornsby who following the parade donated 20% of all their sales for the rest of the afternoon to contribute to the costs of SOSUNS’ after schools sports programs.
Special Olympics Australia is proud to announce that it will host the inaugural Special Olympics Asia Pacific Games in Newcastle in 2013.
The event will see Australia welcomemore than 1,700 Special Olympic athletes, 600 coaches, 4,000 volunteers andapproximately 200,000 spectators from 25 nations across the Asia Pacific region.
Representing your country insport is a great honour and a wonderful experience. To ensure that you are eligible for selection it is important that you compete at regional and state Special Olympics competitions. All athletes are notified of competitions via email so keepan eye on that subject heading and who knows - maybe you will be an Australian representative in 2013!
Sunday 26th February saw dozens of very excited basketball athletes descend upon the Thornleigh Brickpit ready to display a years worth of hard training and their resulting improved skills. Athletes came from SOSUNS, Illawarra, Inner West and Sydney East and had a great time meeting up with old friends, making new ones and of course playing a few games of basketball.
SOSUNS teams achieved two second places and a third place in some very close, hard fought matches.
Thank you very much to Anthea Karseboom for single handedly organising the carnival and to the volunteers and referees. Young Riverview College volunteers, Nick, Nick and Will also did a great job. Thank you also to Hornsby Spiders for making the courts available.
SOSUNS athlete Stephanie Walker recently joined the Bupa Heroes team of Special Olympics athletes who participated in the Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids Tryathlon along with thousands of other Aussie kids. Read more
SOSUNS had a very successful Awareness Day at Chatswood Shopping Centre on 4th February. Our first one of the year. We had a lot of athletes and parents come a long to help which was fantastic. Some new faces too, which is always lovely to see. Everyone had alot of fun and in the process raised $1,425.75. A brilliant result!
Thankyou to all the wonderful athletes and parents who came to help. Without the charm of our SOSUNS athletes these days would not be the success that they are.
Fundraising Manager, Annette Dearing has organised another Awareness Day on 10th March at St Ives Village Shopping Centre. We hope to see a great roll up of athletes on this day too and see if we can better the amount raised at Chatswood. The challenge is on!
If you can help please contact Karen Bender on 0402 115 364.