Special Olympics

Special Olympics

2019 Special Olympics will take place on June 10, 11 and 12 at TD Waterhouse!

Each year, more than 1600 athletes with developmental disabilities take part in three days of fun and athletic competitions at the annual Thames Valley Track and Field Event for Special Olympic Athletes at TD Waterhouse Stadium.

This event, presented as a partnership between Investing in Children, the Thames Valley District School Board and Ontario Special Olympics, is open to students across the Thames Valley District School Board. Students participate in traditional track and field events including sprints, high jump and long jump, as well as special events such as He Shoots, She Scores, the obstacle course and fish pond.

Each athlete is paired up with a peer mentor from their school. Acting as coach, role model and friend, the peer mentor works with their athlete throughout the year, practicing different events and providing support and encouragement. During the event, the peer mentor ensures that the athlete makes it to their events, collects their ribbons, and cheers them on the whole way.

The Thames Valley Track and Field Event for Special Olympic Athletes is successful thanks to the generous support of our community partners. Only through the sponsorships provided by many supporters is it possible each year to provide this valuable experience to hundreds of children. Investing in Children is responsible for raising funds for this event to be possible. We would really appreciate your consideration of a donation to assist us!

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We will proudly recognize our sponsors’ contributions based on the following donation levels:

Bronze < $250                Silver $251 - $500        Gold > $501+ Platinum $ 5,000+

To submit your contribution electronically please use the button below.  

Please note that donations need to be received by April 15, 2019 to ensure that your name/organization is included in all sponsorship materials, including a sponsorship list in the program brochure, an ad listing the sponsors in local newsprint, as well as on our website and in our e-mailer (which reaches well over 1,350 individuals). In addition, Investing in Children will gladly issue you a charitable tax receipt for your generous contribution.

Special Olympics Sponsorship

The athletes and volunteers had a great time at the 2018 Special Olympics!

2017 Special Olympics