CAPE ANN SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEWSLETTER

FALL

C.A.S.O Newsletter

Gloucester based program, Cape Ann Special Olympics, providing athletic opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Our goal is to provide year- round sports training and athletic competition at no cost to the individuals. At the present time our program is offering soccer in the fall, basketball and bowling in the winter, aquatics and track and field in the spring, and bocce and softball in the summer. With program growth we hope to offer several other sports including golf, cycling, floor hockey, and flag football.

Fundraising

Special Olympics Massachusetts is a year round sports training and competition non-profit organization with 501(c)3 status.

We will accept financial contributions, checks can be made payable to Special Olympics Massachusetts with

NEW ATHLETES

Any individuals with intellectual disabilities interested in participating are welcome to join us. There is no age limit for athletes at Special Olympics.Children may begin practicing and competing with a local program at age 6, and can begin attending state level competitions at age 8. Children between the ages of 2 and 7 can participate in the Young Athletes program, which prepares them for future participation in Special Olympics. New athletes to our program please go online and fill out the Athlete application:http://

http://www.specialolympicsma.org/assets/Application-for-Participation.pdf

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Cape Ann special Olympics is always looking for Volunteers! Anyone can be a volunteer, you don’t have to be skilled in the sport you just have to want to make a difference. Volunteers are the backbone of the Special Olympics movement. They are coaches,unified Partners and more. We are currently seeking volunteers to be unified partners for soccer in the fall, basketball in the winter, track in the spring, and softball in the summer: Special Olympics Unified Sports® brings together athletes with intellectual disabilities and athletes without intellectual disabilities to train and compete on the same team. Volunteers improve their physical fitness, sharpen their skills, and learn acceptance and inclusion while participating in Unified Sports.

AQUATICS

AT THIS TIME OUR AQUATICS PROGRAM AT CAPE ANN YMCA (71 MIDDLE ST. GLOUCESTER, MA 01930) HAS OPENINGS FOR NEW ATHLETES.SWIMMING IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR SPORTS IN WORLD. UNLIKE OTHER SPORTS, SWIMMING IS A LIFE SKILL THAT IS TAUGHT, FIRST, TO ENSURE SAFETY AND, SECONDLY, FOR SPORTS AND COMPETITION PURPOSES. AQUATICS COVERS A GREAT VARIETY OF SWIMMING SKILLS, FROM SHORT SPRINTS TO LONGER EVENTS AND RELAYS. CAPE ANN SPECIAL OLYMPICS WILL BE HOSTING A SKILLS EVALUATION NIGHT ON OCTOBER 3 AT 7PM ON THE POOL DECK OF THE CAPE ANN YMCA FOR ALL ATHLETES INTERESTED IN

SWIMMING

SOCCER ⚽

At GHS Saturday morning 10-11:30am September 7- November 3

With tentative qualifiers on October Sunday 10/6/19

State Cup Sunday 11/3/19

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT

Program Coordinator: Shawn Williamson (978)-902-6290 Williamsonshawn@yahoo.com Administration Chair: Kathy Verga (508)-265-8816

Fundraising, Finance, Volunteer, and Publicity Chairs:

NicoleTucker coliecatherine@yahoo.com

Maureen Colby mcolby4@gmail.com

Fishtown Horrible’s Parade Winners

Thank you all for coming out on the 3 of July and celebrating with us! Special thank you to everyone who worked hard putting in a float!!!

We would like to congratulate and recognize the winners listed below please contact Doug Goolsby sluggoolsby@live.com to receive your trophy if you have not already received it thank you

Trophy

Name

#

Contact information

Contact #

Most horrible

Mya Goolsby

H11

Heather

Most horrible

Angus Goolsby

H12

Most horrible

Katy Hautala

H7

Allison Beal

Most horrible

Clairet& billy Franklin

H15

Caieet

Most horrible

Samuel Mello

H16

Lesly Mello

Most horrible

Luca and Andronada lammott

H13& 14

Outstanding Horrible

Cyber bullying( Lana Lindsey, Lizzie Harrison, Hanna Sherlock, Anaya Briguglio, Olivia Vargus,jessica Cote,Kylie Mcniff, celina Hanna

H2-H10

Allison Beal

Civic and community

Annisquam players

M6

Terry Sanders

Business and industry

Design of mine

M10

Melissa TarR

Musical

Building center

M8

Tim huff

Most unusual

Horror of the fourth

M1

Ed Anderson

Religion and fraternal

Revival church

F10

Jose filho

Best youth

Rockets

M5

Sal Russo

Judges choice

Markou Bread

M2

Markout

Most creative

Capeann surfers

F12

Courtney Hayes

Grand theme

Submarine

F7

Peter kester

The Fishtown Horribles Parade

The Fishtown Horribles Parade is looking for 45-50 volunteers! Anyone interested should come down the Gloucester High School at 4:30 on the 3rd. The Sign Up table will be in front of the field house under the Gloucester High sign. Please like and share this post to help us get as many volunteers as possible. Thank you and we can’t wait to see you all at the parade!

O’MALEY GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM Fundraiser Night at Jalapeños! 1/14/19

O’MALEY GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM

Fundraiser Night at Jalapeños!

Monday,January 14th Opens at 4:00pm

Dine in or take out

Perfect place to grab a bite to eat after the 3:45pm home game against Swampscott

Jalapeño is located at:

86 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930, USA

(978) 283-822

(10% of all food purchases benefits the basketball team )

50/50 Raffle tickets will be available!

One ticket for $1

Six tickets for $5

Fifteen tickets for $10

(drawing held at the end of the night)

Be sure to come!

Don’t miss out on all the fun!