Golf/Croquet last night cancelled 9/5/2017

Hello All,,
We just found out that Oxford Greens will be repaving their parking lot tomorrow and the facilities will be closed.
It was scheduled to be our last practice, but unfortunately we have to CANCEL.

Golfers who will be competing on Sunday – If you do not have a Green Oxford Collared shirt, please let us know so that we can bring one on Sunday.

Unified Golfers: (tee times will be sent out by the end of the week)
1) Mark Bruce / Gerry Sullivan
2) Anthony Capinera / AJ Aldrich
3) Stephen Cuthbert / Chris Sutay
4) Allen Howell / Mike Florence
5) Stephen Stone / Al Washicko

Individual Golfers: (The following have all signed up for competition on 9/10/2017)
1) Brian Barakat
2) Matthew Beland
3) John Bencivengo
4) Kyle Bertolini
5) Peter Dietz
6) Derek Knapik
7) Meredith Lohne
8) Thomas Luciani
9) George Meier
10) Douglas Novitski
11) Trisha Paradis
12) Kristen Pendziwater
13) Bradford Rowland
14) Robert Saddler
15) Zakarai Schneider
16) Damian Valenzky
17) Tommy Vanderheiden
18) Joseph Verrilli

Please plan to arrive by 12:30 – there is no parking at Sleeping Giant, so you MUST take the shuttle
This year parking for golf teams, spectators and volunteers will be at Quinnipiac University main campus, commuter lot. There will be 5 mini buses to shuttle teams to and from Sleeping Giant Golf Course.

For all Croqueters, we will have more information available next week – the competition is 9/23/2017 at Ocean House in Rhode Island

Larry Doherty
Volunteer Sports Coordinator – Oxford Special Olympics


2017 Golf & Croquet Online Registration

The start date for Golf and Croquet is still TENTATIVELY set as July 18.

You MUST be preregistered using our online forms if you are planning on going to competition – that includes Unified Partners (and Coaches/Volunteers).

Our Croquet registration is due July 12 – WHICH IS BEFORE OUR FIRST NIGHT OF PRACTICE.
So if you aren’t preregistered then I will not know to include you in the Croquet 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/2017GolfCroquet 

Golf and Croquet practice is TENTATIVELY scheduled to start on Tuesday evenings starting July 18, 2017


2017 Golf & Croquet Online Registration

The start date for Golf and Croquet is still TENTATIVELY set as July 18.

You MUST be preregistered using our online forms if you are planning on going to competition – that includes Unified Partners (and Coaches/Volunteers).
Our Croquet registration is due July 12 – WHICH IS BEFORE OUR FIRST NIGHT OF PRACTICE.
So if you aren’t preregistered then I will not know to include you in the Croquet 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/2017GolfCroquet 

Golf and Croquet practice is TENTATIVELY scheduled to start on Tuesday evenings starting July 18, 2017


Oxford Fit 5

Oxford Special Olympics is excited to announce our participation in the brand new Special Olympics initiative, Fit 5.

Special Olympics International continues to innovate in its drive to improve the fitness, health, and overall wellness of its athletes. Special Olympics Connecticut has been on the forefront, most recently with the Unified Fitness Club, in which Oxford actively participates. Fit 5 is the next step – a multi-week program designed to educate our athletes on how fitness, nutrition and hydration impact their athletic performance and overall wellness. The goal is to provide them with the tools and motivation to make healthier lifestyle choices. Fit 5 focuses on three main wellness areas: physical activity, nutrition, and hydration. Goals for athletes include exercising 5 days per week, eating 5 fruits/vegetables per day and drinking 5 bottles of water per day. Athletes will also set their own goals that they see as achievable.

So what does this mean for Oxford? We will be starting a Fit 5 program, meeting Friday evenings at Oxford Center School, starting April 21 running through June 2. Each week we will cover practical information on fitness and nutrition, share our experiences, and participate in some fun activities. Maybe a walk – maybe a Zumba class. Participants will be asked to track how many days each week they exercise, how many servings of fruit and vegetables, and how many bottles of water they have each day. On the first and last session we will measure height, weight, waist size, and resting heart rate.

Interested? Partners and family are encouraged to sign up and participate as well. You can come for the activities and information even if you are not tracking. Please sign up at the link below so we know how many to expect. And don’t miss the first session on April 21st. Contact us if you have any questions.

Sign-up link: https://goo.gl/forms/eUJLHmYEeijaTg9E3

Sean Morley
Volunteer Communications Coordinator – Oxford Special Olympics


2017 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 12 and our first week of practice is that same week.

http://bit.ly/2017OSOSummerSports

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 Aquatics (Swimming – both Developmental and Advanced). Competition will be at the Special Olympics Connecticut Summer Games on June 9-11, 2017.

Training

You can train in any or all sports, but can only COMPETE in 1, since the competitions are at the same time. Practice is typically once per week, starting in early April. If you sign up to compete, you will be expected to come to all of the practices. (If you have too many unexcused absences, you will be scratched from competition)

Competition – SOCT Summer Games (PLEASE READ)

June 9-11 at SCSU (Southern CT State University in New Haven);

You can only COMPETE in 1 sport since the competitions are the same weekend. Developmental Aquatics Time Trials – Saturday May 20, 2017;

Cycling Time Trials – May 21, 2017;

Advanced Aquatics and Track Time Trials – May 13, 2017;

**** You MUST attend Time Trials for your sport to compete in the Summer Games ****

Athlete/Partner forms:

If you have previously trained/competed with us, then we have your forms on file. If you are NEW to Oxford Special Olympics, you cannot start training with us until we have valid forms on file. If you need forms, they are available on our website: http://oxfordso.org/index.php/special-olympics-forms/