OBA Partners with Special Olympics Ontario on Virtual Basketball Tournament

Despite an entire year without hosting live sporting events, Special Olympics Ontario (SOO) has found new opportunities to deliver quality programming to their school and community athletes across the Province.

As an organization with over 26,000 athletes, SOO would typically host over 600 live events for athletes with intellectual disabilities to participate, compete, and, most importantly, have fun. By shifting into the virtual setting, SOO has designed and launched online events, activities, and tournaments that continue to enrich the lives of Ontarians with an intellectual disability through sport.

SOO will be hosting its first-ever Virtual Basketball Tournament for secondary school athletes with and without intellectual disabilities across Canada from March 29th – April 1st and Ontario Basketball are proud to be partners in the event.

Over the first three days, athletes will have the opportunity to compete in shooting, dribbling and passing team skill challenges. Following live virtual head-to-head competitions on March 31st, athletes will have the opportunity to join SOO and the OBA on April 1st for their first-ever Fun Day Celebration along with an awards ceremony, where prizes will be provided by the Ontario Basketball Association.

“Opportunities such as these can only be possible with additional support and resources from partners within our communities,” states, Glenn MacDonell, President & CEO of Special Olympics Ontario. “Thank you to the OBA for continuously being our supporter especially during the times when athletes need us the most.”

If you would like to learn more about this upcoming Virtual Basketball Tournament, please click here: SOO Virtual Basketball Event and to learn about other virtual events or volunteer opportunities provided by Special Olympics Ontario, please visit www.specialolympicsontario.com

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