An inspirational showcase of sport participation from across Ontario will be taking place at the 2017 Ontario Special Olympics Summer Games being hosted by Peel Regional Police. The games are taking place between July 13-16 and will host over 800 athletes, competing in Athletics, Bocce, Soccer, Softball and Golf.
The Opening and Closing Ceremonies and the Athletes Parade will be held at the Powerade Center in Brampton. Additional venues include:
Athletics – Terry Fox Stadium (Chinguacousy Park – 9050 Bramalea Rd, Brampton)
Bocce – Century Gardens (340 Vodden St. E, Brampton)
Soccer – Huron Park (830 Paisley Blvd W, Mississauga)
Softball – Powerade Centre (7575 Kennedy Road S, Brampton)
Golf – Caledon Country Club (2121 Olde Baseline Road, Caledon)
Athletes train year-round to qualify. The Games in Peel Region will be their moment to shine. Here are some of their stories:
- Abbas Syed, Multisport Athlete
- Kristen Domingues, Multisport Athlete
- Kevin Pritchard, Golfer – Mississauga Golf Club
- Taylan Peters, Basketball Player – Brampton Cougars
Special Olympics Ontario changes lives, through active participation in sport, and supports athletes with intellectual disabilities to develop confidence in their abilities, which carries through to all aspects of their lives. The athletes work hard year-round and this is a chance for everyone to acknowledge their hard work by sharing their stories and accomplishments and attending these events.