J. GARDINER VS. B. RYAN
FACE OFF CHALLENGE IN SUPPORT OF SPECIAL OLYMPICS
PROVINCIAL FLOOR HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS!
Special Olympics Ontario (SOO) High 5 Ambassador, Jake Gardiner, and 2015 Floor Hockey Honourary Ambassador, Bobby Ryan, kick off the challenge neck and neck. Both athletes are currently sitting at five thousand dollars each for the adopt an athlete program with the overall goal of reaching $50,000. These donations will help benefit athletes at the 2015 Provincial Floor Hockey Championships, May 7-9, at Carleton University in Ottawa.
Team Gardiner is proud to be a supporter and with 400 athletes in attendance, he takes on the challenge with the intent to win. " This cause changes lives, and by supporting my team to raise funds , I hope to adopt as many SOO athletes as I possibly can," said Gardiner.
Team Ryan calls upon Ottawa for help. "Special Olympics uses the transformative power and joy of sport to reveal the full potential of athletes with intellectual disabilities," said Ryan. "They'll give their best and I know the people of Ottawa will get behind them 100 per cent."
The Provincial Floor Hockey Championships held every four years, serve as a qualifier to compete at National Games. This prestigious event will take place May 7-9, 2015 at Carleton University. The Championships will involve 24 teams, 400 athletes, 72 coaches, and over 400 volunteers, parents, caregivers and supporters. For the first time, a junior (school-based) invitational tournament will be a part of the event.
For more information, visit www.specialolympics2015floorhockey.com/
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