2019 Winter Sports Signups

It may seem a little early for winter sports registration, but we have to let Special Olympics CT know how many we will have training and competing.

Our Alpine sports registration is due to the State office by November 26, so that gives us about 15 days to gather all of the information.

Practices will be starting in January – please check our calendar of events for dates and times (www.OxfordSO.org). Competition will be BOTH Saturday February 23 and Sunday February 24, 2019. If you are unable to make either or both of those days, then you should select “TRAINING ONLY”.

Unified Partners and coaches please sign up also, so we are sure we have enough help and that you will be registered

Coaches: if you plan on helping at competition, please select “COMPETING” on the registration forms.

You may train in multiple sports, but since the competition is on the same weekend, you will have to choose ONLY 1 sport to compete in. If you would like to train in multiple sports then you will need to fill out both forms if that is the case.

Please select the sport you will be training/competing in from the links below:

  1. Alpine -> http://bit.ly/2019OSOAlpineSkiing (This form NEEDS to be filled out by November 25th – there will be NO LATE ENTRIES)
  2. Snowshoe/X Country -> http://bit.ly/2019OSOWinterSports

Depending on the number of Slots/Lift Tickets we are allotted, there is no guarantee that you will be allowed to “TRAIN ONLY” in Alpine. (We also need to make sure we have enough coaches for each sport.)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact LarryD@OxfordSO.org


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)