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!
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
Ten year old Belinda Scott has found her calling in life and it is to run. Belinda just loves to run. According to Belinda’s mum Gillian, “The highlight of Belinda’s week is running training and during the summer Little Athletics and in the winter, Cross Country. Belinda’s only concern in life is that she will be late for running!” Read more
International Day of People with a Disability (IDPWD) is celebrated annually in NSW with the Don’t DIS my ABILITY Campaign. The campaign celebrates the diversity and ability of people with a disability. It is about promoting positive perceptions and building an environment that encourages active partcipation in careers, leisure pursuits and social activities.
Three SOSUNS athletes were given extremely important roles to play in the 2011 Campaign.
Mel Eustace was chosen to be an ambassador which involved her speaking at an event.
Audrey O’Conner was chosen as the ‘face’ of the Campaign and thoroughly enjoyed a day of modelling which result4ed in the photo of her on the cover of the Campaign magazine. Have a look at the video of Audrey enjoying her day of modelling which has been placed on the SOSUNS website homepage.
Finally, our very own SOSUNS musician, Stewart Abbott, was given the honour of playing a medley of three songs with John Foreman at the Campaign Launch. John Foreman was thrilled to have the honour of playing with Stewart who did a fantastic job. Click on this link to watch Stewart. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-ogOB7WhpY