National Games 2018 – Sponsor our Athletes!

10 of our SOSUNS athletes have been selected to represent Team NSW at the Special Olympics National Games in Adelaide on 16-20 April 2018. Held every 4 years, the National Games bring together 1000 athletes across the country to compete across 11 different sports.

If you’d like to sponsor any of our amazing SOSUNS athletes, please click the links below! Continue reading National Games 2018 – Sponsor our Athletes!

Stephanie on Why She Loves Playing Tennis

SOSUNS athlete Stephanie Walker shares why she loves playing tennis at SOSUNS

Ten years ago the first sport I played with Special Olympics was tennis. I decided on tennis as it is a very strong social game and can be played by all ages.  The girls that I play with have become my friends. We try to organise a dinner to celebrate the end of each term as well as many other social events outside tennis.

As my playing improved over the years I decided to try my hand at competition. This introduced me to a whole new group of friends and characters from all over Sydney. All the competitions are played in a wonderful spirit of sportsmanship and respect for your opponent. Earlier this year I was selected to represent NSW at the National Games in Adelaide next year. I am looking forward to this as another great adventure and opportunity to meet some new people and share an exciting experience.

SOSUNS currently runs tennis programs at Asquith, Hornsby, Cherrybrook, Epping, North Ryde and Castle Cove and is looking to boost our numbers next term. If you’re interested in joining, please fill out the form below

IGA Community Chest Fundraiser – Volunteers Needed

This August, IGA Australia will be running its Community Chest fundraising campaign to support Special Olympics Australia. As part of this initiative, SOSUNS athletes and volunteers will be collecting donations and handing out flyers at local IGA stores over the next three Saturdays.

If you’re interested in helping out, please check the available spots below and register your interest via the contact form below:

Saturday 12th August – IGA Wahroonga

Tasks: Collecting donations and handing out flyers

Available Spots: 11am-1pm (2 spots) and 1pm-3pm (2 spots)

Saturday 19th August – IGA Bobbin Head

Tasks: Assist with running the BBQ by cooking and selling sausages. Collecting donations and handing out flyers

Available Spots: 8am-9am set up (4 spots), 9am-11am (2 spots), 11am-1pm (2 spots), 1pm-3pm pack up (4 spots)

Saturday 26th August – IGA Castlecrag

Tasks: Collecting donations and handing out flyers

Available Spots: 9am-1045am (1 spot), 1045am-1pm (4 spots), 1pm-3pm (4 spots)

30 June 2017 Tax Appeal

Special Olympics Sydney Upper North Shore (SOSUNS) provide yearly sports programs which support the social inclusion and physical wellbeing of over 230 children and adults with intellectual disability.
Your donation makes it possible to keep our athletes playing sport in supportive environments, develop lasting friendships and engage with their local communities. Whilst SO does receive some funding support from the Federal Government, SOSUNS relies on local fundraising to run its programs.
Our 30 June 2017 Tax Appeal aims to raise $4,000

Continue reading 30 June 2017 Tax Appeal

Congratulations Nathaniel!

SOSUNS athlete Nathaniel has been very busy lately, competing across a range of sports including tennis, sailing and golf. Here’s a few of his most recent achievements:

  • awarded a Gold Medal in singles at the SO State Tennis Competition in Nov 2016
  • competed in the Friendship Cup competition at Lake Tuggeranong in Nov 2016, coming 13th in the doubles division
  • 2nd in the 9 Hole Individual competition at Long Reef Golf Club in Feb 2017
  • recipient of the Batting Award and member of the winning team at the SO State Cricket competition in Feb 2017
  • Silver Medal in the doubles division at the SO State Sailing competition in March 2017

If you or your team have any sporting news or achievements you’d like to share, please post it on our Facebook page or email Stacy at stacy.goh@iinet.net.au

Kuringgai Chase and Barry Easy Walk 2017

The Kuringgai Chase and Barry Easy Walk is SO Upper North Shore’s biggest fundraiser of the year. It will be held at 9am on Sunday 19 March at Claude Cameron Grove, Wahroonga.

Registrations are now open, with participants being able to choose between the 10km fun run or the 5km Barry Easy Walk. Early bird pricing will be available until 21st February.kuringgai-chase-logo

If you can’t make it on the day, you can still help out by making a donation.

We look forward to seeing you there!

For more info, visit the website http://www.kuringgaichase.com.au/

AGM 2016

On Sunday 27th November, Special Olympics Sydney Upper North Shore held its Annual General Meeting at Kuring-gai Town Hall. The event saw a great turn out and concluded with every athlete being awarded a certificate and a Special Olympics goodie bag.

Special thanks go to Lynn and Dale Campbell and all of the Epping Eastwood Lions club volunteers for running the barbeque on the day. Be sure to support the club by buying a cake or pudding for Christmas the next time you see them!

Thanks also goes to the Storage King team for kindly providing SOSUNS with free lock up this year.

Merry Christmas and we hope to see you all next year!