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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 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/


2017 Winter Games and Informational Newsletter

This coming weekend, March 4 and 5, 2017 Special Olympics will be holding the 2017 Winter Special Olympics Games. Below you will find a newsletter with schedules and information for the entire weekend.

We would like to wish all of our athletes, partners and coaches “Good Luck” this weekend and we hope everyone has a FUN time!

We also have information regarding our Spring Sports training schedule and other general information.

2017 February OSO NewsletterB

2017 ION Bank Community Awards Program

The 8th Annual Community Awards Program can help your favorite non-profit earn grant money. The Community Awards Program allows each Ion Bank customer to vote for their favorite non-profit organization to help the Ion Bank Foundation give away $60,000.

New this year – Ion Bank Foundation will donate a minimum amount of $25 to each non-profit organization for every vote received up to $60,000. In previous years, non-profits would need to receive a minimum 1% of total votes to earn any money but we’ve changed the program to allow a reward for every vote!

Voting will take place from February 1 through March 31, 2017. You must be an Ion Bank customer to vote. One vote per customer, however, for accounts with multiple owners, each owner may vote. Customers with multiple accounts may only vote once. Each customer can vote for only one organization. Please vote for Oxford Special Olympics as your favorite non-profit organization.

We are very excited about this giving program and hope you will partner with the Ion Bank Foundation to help us, help local non-profit organizations in our community.


Voting has begun for the 8th Annual Community Awards Program so please help us earn grant money! Ion Bank Foundation will donate a minimum amount of $25 to each non-profit organization for every vote1 received up to $60,000.

Every vote counts! If you are an Ion Bank customer, please visit ionbank.com or an Ion Bank branch to vote until March 31, 2017.

1 Voting is open to all Ion Bank customers. One vote per customer, however, for accounts with multiple owners, each owner may vote. Customers with multiple accounts may only vote once. Each customer can vote for only one organization.

OSO Bowling Signup

Just 1 week left to signup for bowling.

We REALLY need to know how many we will be having, so Partners and Volunteers please sign up also.

We have to know how many lanes we will need, so if you don’t sign up, YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO BOWL the first night. It’s VERY important that we know how many bowlers and partners we will have.

If you have already signed up, you don’t need to do it again, but if you haven’t, please do so.

We will bowl every Tuesday starting September, 27, 2016 at 6:15 pm until November 15, 2016 at Wallingford Bowl, 980 N Colony Road, Wallingford, CT 

Thank You for understanding!

Please click the link to signup for bowling: 

http://bit.ly/OSO2016Bowling 

Check out our Calendar of Events for more info…