Recently the SOSUNS basketballers were thrilled to have two Sydney Kings players attend their Sunday training session. Organised by coaches Paddy and Lachy the players, Taj McCullough and Junian Khazzouh, taught SOSUNS athletes some cool new moves and participated in a fun game where they showed off some of their great skills.
The two SOSUNS basketball groups, one of which trains at Thornleigh Brickpit and the other at North Sydney Indoor Sports Centre have been enjoying some great social get togethers this year. They meet up for their regular Sunday training session at one of the centres and follow this up with a pizza session where all players, parents and coaches can continue the fun.
If you are interested in helping to coach the Thornleigh group please contact Deb Frost on 0424 403 065.
A fantastic night was enjoyed by Special Olympics Sydney Upper North Shore (SOSUNS) volunteers, coaches and supporters at the Avondale Golf Club recently. Great music from the Barker School Jazz Band, lovely food and drinks supplied by Avondale and inspirational company from the people who contribute to the success of SOSUNS contributed to an enjoyable evening where coaches and volunteers could be thanked in person.
I have just spent one of the best weeks of my life in Adelaide as a carer for the NSW State Softball team.
I must admit to being a little apprehensive before going to Adelaide about the workload that would be involved in caring for 13 athletes.
Now I can honestly say that I was so busy having a great time that I barely noticed the work at all. And anyway, any caring to be done was a pleasure and a privilege!
I had such a brilliant week! These athletes have such brilliant senses of humour. They can find something to laugh about in any situation. I spent my week with the most genuine, talented, humerous and friendly group of people!
I highly recommend anyone take the opportunity to volunteer for Special Olympics. You will not regret it!
Lucy and Shaun recently represented SOSUNS at William Clarke College, Kellyville. They both approached the dauting task of getting up in front of three groups of Year 7 students to talk about Special Olympics with courage and enthusiasm.
The students were transfixed as they learnt what Special Olympics was and how it had changed the lives of Lucy, Shaun and many others with an intellectual disability. Lucy and Shaun also suggested ways that the students might volunteer for Special Olympics themselves. This included attending sports as volunteer coaches, helping at specific events and fundraising.
Giving their speeches three times was a fantastic opportunity for Lucy and Shaun as their confidence increased with each speech. Shaun’s voice became more and more expressive while Lucy even started ad libbing a few jokes.
The students were very enthusiastic about the opportunities available to volunteer within SOSUNS.
SOSUNS coaches truly are inspirational! Every week they attend our numerous sports, venues and times, bringing along with them tons of enthusiasm and dedication, determined to teach our athletes to do their best in an atmosphere of fun and acceptance. Read more