Today at Staples in Kemptville, Ontario there will be a BBQ from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm benefiting the Special Olympics Ontario. The Kemptville Staples is located at 302 Colonnade Road beside Scotiabank. Special guest athlete Olympian Erin Arbuckle will kick off the BBQ with all proceeds going to support the Special Olympics Ontario.
“Special Olympics Ontario is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to providing year-round sports training and competition opportunities for individuals with an intellectual disability. As part of the international Special Olympics movement, the Ottawa District Community of Special Olympics Ontario is committed to providing much needed physical education programs to more than 600 local athletes. Our programs are operated by over 250 dedicated volunteers.”
This year there are three athletes from Saint Michael’s High School competing in the Special Olympics. Jillian Simpson, Ben Sutherland and and Matthew Cadney will be competing in various Track & Field events including shot put, standing long jump, 50 m, 100 m and 200 m.
Come out today and support your local athletes! You can follow our Kemptville location on Twitter. We will see you there!