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

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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!