Golf & Croquet online signups

The start date for Golf and Croquet is set for Tuesday July 17 at 6:00 pm

You MUST be preregistered using our online forms – that includes Unified Partners and Coaches/Volunteers. Even if you are only coming for “Training Only”, please use the online signup form, so that we will know how many participants we will have and can try to have enough volunteers.

Our Croquet pre-registration is due July 18 – WHICH IS THE DAY AFTER OUR FIRST NIGHT OF PRACTICE.

So if you don’t sign up using this form then I will not know whether to include you in the registration forms and you will not be eligible for COMPETITION.

Here is the link to register (if you have already registered, please DO NOT register again, as it just duplicates the data)

Please Click on this Link and fill out the form to sign up for Golf or Croquet: http://bit.ly/2018OSOGolfCroquet

You should receive a confirmation email with your responses to the form.

Please take the time to register online. Please select “TRAINING ONLY” if you do not plan to go to competition.

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE SIGNUP FORM BEFORE CLICKING SUBMIT!

FYI: Croquet is a UNIFIED EVENT, which means athletes will be paired with a Unified Partner of equal ability and age.

If we do not have partners of similar age and ability, then athletes will be able to train, but not go to competition.

Special Olympics CT gives each local program an “allotment” of how many teams we are allowed to bring to competition, last year we only had 8 teams, which means only 8 athletes were allowed to participate in competition along with 8 partners. We can bring more teams to the Croquet Qualifier, but not to competition.

Larry Doherty

Volunteer Sports Coordinator – Oxford Special Olympics


More ZUMBA classes

We have 2 more ZUMBA classes scheduled for May.
Friday May 11 and Friday May 25 – Oxford Center School at 6:30 pm.
Come and sweat with us and Rodriguez Rosado and Susan Krusko from The Fitness Fury X-perience.


Cinco de Mayo Scavenger Hunt Hike with OSO Fitness Club

Buenos Nachos everyone!

You are all invited to a Cinco de Mayo Scavenger Hunt Hike with the Oxford Special Olympics Unified Sports Fitness Club!
Join us on Saturday, May 5, at 12:30 p.m.
Fitzgerald Track Trails in Woodbridge –  (Address of parking lot: near 134 Beecher Rd, Woodbridge, CT 06525, off of Center Rd / Rt. 114)
This trail is easy to navigate with benches to take a break.
We will walk, hunt for clues, and maybe win some prizes. It will be muy caliente!

Hope to see you there!
Your host, Mary Beth Morley
  &
Sean Morley
Volunteer Communications Coordinator – Oxford Special Olympics

OSO Zumba Fitness

  1. Zumba – Exercise Program – Friday March 23, 2018 at 6:30pm
  2. Zumba – Exercise Program – Friday April 13, 2018 at 6:30pm
  3. Zumba – Exercise Program – Friday April 27, 2018 at 6:30pm

with Zumba Instructor: Rodriguez Rosado

All information is on our calendar of events on the website.

Oxford Center School 462 Oxford Rd Oxford, Connecticut 06478

Bring water – come ready to sweat!

This is an introduction to ZUMBA class for athletes, partners and volunteers that want to get some exercise.

**** BRING WATER – YOU WILL NEED IT ****

This will be geared towards athletes, but will still be an intense workout to music.

NOT OPEN TO PUBLIC – must already be REGISTERED with OXFORD SPECIAL OLYMPICS – due to space requirements. (All forms must be on file) (parents and siblings are welcome)


OSO Pizza Party to celebrate the Winter Games 2018

We will be having a Pizza Party on Friday March 16, 2018 at 6:00 pm to celebrate all of our athletes, partners and volunteers who were part of the training and competition for the winter games. 

Riverside Firehouse, 151 Coppermine Road, Oxford, CT 06478

Get any pictures to Larry ASAP so he can include them in the video.

Would you like to bring a snack or dessert to share? 

Please RSVP to Mo at MomBlees@OxfordSO.org 

RETURN YOUR UNIFORMS!

If you cannot make the party, please contact Mo about returning any equipment and uniform jackets. (The jackets need to be returned, they are not to be kept)


2018 Spring/Summer sports signup

If you will be participating in spring/summer training or competition, you will need to fill out the online signup sheet below.

It is EXTREMELY important that you sign up if you plan on competing, since our registration is due on April 18 and our first week of swim practice is after that date.

http://bit.ly/2018OSOSummerSports

It is very important to register, so that we know how many coaches/volunteers we will need.

The last day to register for competition will be Friday April 6, 2018, so please fill this form out as soon as you get it. You should receive an email confirmation after you submit the form.

Only those that sign up for COMPETITION will be registered for the summer games.

It costs Oxford Special Olympics money for every athlete and partner that is registered for competition, so if you register for COMPETITION and don’t show, or change your mind, then we will be out that money, which isn’t fair to anyone.

Sports:

Cycling / Swimming / Track & Field

Oxford Special Olympics will be training in three sports this Spring – Cycling, Track and Field, and Swimming – both Developmental and Advanced. Competition will be at the Special Olympics Connecticut Summer Games on June 8-10, 2018.

You may train in ALL of the sports, but must select only 1 for competition, since the competition will be held simultaneously on the same weekend. If you sign up for competition, then you are expected to attend all of the practices for that sport. If you have too many unexcused absences, then you will be scratched from competition.

All of the pertinent information is included on the form, so please READ IT CAREFULLY.

Special Olympics CT will be offering a cycling coaches training class next week:

Quinnipiac University – North Haven Campus 370 Bassett Rd, North Haven, CT 06473

Cycling Coaches Training following the Summer Games Meeting from 12- 2:30 PM. Please be prepared to bring your bicycle and helmet! Click the link to register by Wednesday, March 14th.

http://soct.vsyshost.com/vsys/app/G9UJOOT93X2MA2F9

Please let us know if you are planning on registering for this class.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Larry.