Giving Thanks and Reflecting on what we are most thankful for…
To all our OSO family and friends,
With Thanksgiving tomorrow, we are writing to let you know that even though this year has been “different”, we still have reasons to be thankful and grateful! We are thankful for our family and friends, and for each of you, and we all have many “little reasons” to be grateful each and every day.
As many of you know, I am an ER nurse and have seen what this virus can do first hand, and it’s not even close to being over yet! I was diagnosed with Covid back in March, as was my brother Larry, my mother and several other family members. We have recovered from being sick, but there are so many aspects of this virus that we are all dealing with, whether or not you have gotten sick. Some have lost their jobs, some have been unable to see family and friends, some have been isolated by having to stay “remote”, but through it all, we have stayed resilient and have found other ways to connect. Just ask Coach Sean!
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Coach Sean Morley and Mary Beth Morley and their son, David (even their dog, Cleo) for keeping all the exercise zoom classes going each week during these crazy times. I’m sure everyone has been enjoying seeing and chatting with each other virtually.
I know it has been too long since we have seen each other face to face, and many of us have been affected by the virus in a lot of different ways, but unfortunately, due to the COVID pandemic we will NOT be meeting in person for quite some time. This was a very hard decision to make, because we know how much everyone misses being together, not only enjoying all the sports activities, but especially seeing all their friends and enjoying everyone’s company. But, we have decided to play it safe, and not take any chances with the spread of this virus. Therefore we will NOT be training in any winter sports (downhill skiing, cross country skiing, or snowshoeing) this year and not competing in winter sports.
If anyone is interested in snowshoeing in your own backyard, we do have some snowshoes available for use. Just contact us and we can make arrangements for pick up.
We miss seeing everyone, but until we can assure everyone’s safety, and keep everyone healthy….. we will NOT be holding any in person Oxford Special Olympics events at this time.
So, until we meet again……. stay safe, wear your masks, wash your hands, and have a Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, and a happy and HEALTHY New Year!
Mo (203) 305-3652 / Linda (203) 305-0796 / Sean (203) 314-9671 / Larry (203) 278-4632
Oxford Special Olympics
- Local Coordinator: Maureen “Mo” Blees — MomBlees@OxfordSO.org
- Financial Coordinator: Linda McKane — LindaMcK@OxfordSO.org
- Communication Coordinator: Sean Morley — SeanM@OxfordSO.org
- Sports Coordinator: Larry Doherty — LarryD@OxfordSO.org