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2019 Golf & Croquet online signups

The start date for Golf and Croquet is set for Tuesday July 16, 2019 at 6:00 pm. We will be practicing at Oxford Greens Golf Course, 99 Country Club Dr, Oxford, CT

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 19 – WHICH IS THE SAME WEEK OF 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 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/2019OSOGolfCroquet 
 
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!
 
There is a DRESS CODE:
WHAT TO WEAR: A collared shirt, dress shorts and sneakers or golf shoes with no metal spikes. NO TEE SHIRTS NO JEANS ALLOWED ON GOLF COURSE!!
 
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.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Larry Doherty

Volunteer Sports Coordinator – Oxford Special Olympics


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


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
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Sean Morley
Volunteer Communications Coordinator – Oxford Special Olympics

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