Special Olympics Regional Games: West Coast Basketball!

12 June, 2021
Grey District
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Special Olympics Regional Games: West Coast Basketball - Greymouth Recreational Centre! Come and Support our West Coast Teams!

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Big basketball weekend: Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th June

There's over 100 visitors coming, very exciting!!

Saturday 12th June:

Sausages $2 and Bacon Butties $3 available from 11:30am

Opening Ceremony at 12:45pm

Finished by 5:00pm



From 6:00pm at the Holy Trinity Church, 193 Tainui Street, Greymouth 7805

Dinner from around 6:30pm

Disco starts at 7:30pm until about 9:00ish

Sunday 13th June:

Be at the stadium at 8:45am and be ready to start skills at 9:00am followed by games

12:00pm Presentation of Medals/Ribbons

Light Lunch will be provided

Cost for the Full Weekend:

It is $20 for every athlete for the weekend and $20 for the supporters attending dinner/lunch

To finalize numbers we need to know BEFORE Tues the 8th if any of your family members are wanting to attend the dinner/disco.

Contact Jenny Green for any further information or enquiries: jennyhokitika@gmail.com

Special Olympics West Coast will be taking a team to National Games in Hamilton in December 2021, competing in basketball and swimming.

This is a huge financial undertaking for an isolated community with a small population base to help provide assistance and reach our goals. Our team of 13 athletes will be participating in Basketball and Swimming events in the 5-day Special Olympics National Games in Hamilton. This will be the first time we will attend a National Event and we are very excited to participate.

Special Olympics provides a huge social and sporting benefit for our athletes and the subsequent growth in each individual, is immeasurable.

The West Coast team is a relatively new club that has only been active for 5 years. We have weekly practices with coaches who help the athletes reach their goals and work on skills. Special Olympics training is very much a social event too where people can socialize, make friends, have fun and learn many life skills along the way. Mixing and working in a team, setting and achieving goals, being resilient, problem solving, being organized and enthusiastic are all skills the athletes are experiencing and transferring into other aspects of their lives. Physically, it is important to keep active, work on fitness, and work on healthy eating and exercise as a normal part of the athlete's lives.

We are seeking support to help us fund some of the expenses. In general, it costs around $1300 per athlete to attend, and additional costs of the team managers and coaches so we need a total of more than $24,000. We are actively fundraising in our local community and each athlete is dedicated to supporting the team. They are on a limited benefit so their budgets are tight.

If you are keen to make a social and physical difference to this keen team of Special Olympians we will be very grateful. Support them to make their dreams come true!

Your Support appreciated: Click to donate



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