Congratulations to SOSUNS Nathanial Quan who was placed in the final 3 applicants vying for the 2009 SOA Dr John Day Award.
This award is presented annually to an athlete who embodies the spirit of Special Olympics by showing leadership on and off the sporting field. Athletes considered for the award have made a significant contribution to the organisation through sport or coaching and have shown leadership skills in promoting Special Olympics.
As Catriona Barry, Special Olympics CEO says,
’To be nominated for such an award is a great achievement for all athletes and the three finalists should be very proud of being shortlisted. They are role models to their fellow athletes and in their communities.’
The winner of the 2009 Dr John Day award was Eastern Suburbs Special Olympics athlete Saxon Graham.
The fantastic Karen Bender organised a group of athletes to raise money at Chatswood Westfield on the weekend. The athletes did a fantastic job inspiring the public to donate over $2000 towards the cost of sending our selected athletes to the National Games next year.
Well done Ashley, Shane, Andrew, Shaun, Michael and Michael’s mum Anthea. You are all truly inspirational. Your teammates all appreciate the time you took out of your weekend to raise money for the team. Thank you also to your parents who helped by getting you to Chatswood. Finally the biggest thank you must go to Karen without whom this would never have happened. Your vision and hard work is very much appreciated!!!
At a recent hen’s night SOSUNS dancers Mel and Emily were pulled up onto stage by Shannon Noll to join him singing and dancing to Mel’s favourite song ‘Big Black Car’. Both girls had a fantastic time showing off their moves and particularly enjoying the attention from Shannon - who wouldn’t!
Celebrate dance. Watch our athletes jive, groove and stun you with their enthusiasm, rhythm and dancing moves.
Come and join us for an unforgettable night celebrating the dance groups of Sydney upper North Shore. Watch special guests including Inala dance group and more.
Date: Saturday 14th November
Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Price: $10 pp (seating is on tables of 10)
Venue: Turramurra High School Hall, Maxwell Street, South Turramurra
BYO: Nibbles and drinks - coffee and tea provided
Phone: Jo 0418 638 921 Christine 0438 716 748
SOSUNS performance dance group had a fantastic dance session recently as they were visited by the NSW finalist in the 2009 Miss World Australia, Elle McMurran. Athletes enjoyed showing Elle their brilliant dancing skills and enjoyed having photos taken.