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Guelph Storm, Law Enforcement Torch Run and Special Olympics Ontario Team Up to Raise Funds and Awareness for Individuals With an Intellectual Disability

(GUELPH, February 13) – The Guelph Storm, Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR), Special Olympics Ontario and Guelph Police are teaming up to raise awareness about the importance of individuals with an intellectual disability at an upcoming Storm home game.

The Storm game on February 18th, 2:00pm at the Sleeman Centre will feature a Ceremonial Puck Drop with Special Olympian Jennifer Allen, Eva Bell and Guelph acting Chief of Police, Paul Martin. As well, those attending the game will have the opportunity to meet SOO athletes at entrance locations where they will be collecting funds and meeting fans.

Learn more about Special Olympics Ontario at the LETR/Special Olympics Ontario-run kiosk located at Gate #6 inside the Sleeman Centre and through various public address announcements throughout the game.

The awareness campaign is part of the ongoing commitment by the Ontario Hockey League, Guelph Storm and LETR/Special Olympics Ontario to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics Ontario.

“It is our pleasure at Guelph Wellington Special Olympics to continue to Team up with the Law Enforcement Torch Run and The Guelph Storm Organization again this year. So many of our athletes are season ticket holders and you can hear them cheering on their favourite Storm players. We thank you both for sharing our dedication to promote respect, acceptance, inclusion for people with an intellectual disability through Sports,” said Lori Savage, Community Coordinator of Guelph Wellington Special Olympics.

“Teaming up with Special Olympics and the Law Enforcement Torch Run for the 11th straight season is something that makes our entire organization extremely proud.  For 50 years, Special Olympics has enriched the lives of Canadians through the transformative power of sport and the Guelph Storm are thankful for the opportunity to spread this message at our Special Olympics game on the upcoming Family Day holiday – Monday, February 18th,” said Matt Newby, Vice President, Business Operations of the Guelph Storm.

For ticket information visit tickets.guelphstorm.com

Read more about Special Olympics Ontario at http://www.specialolympicsontario.com/

Join in Game Night by utilizing #BeAFanSOO

Media Contact:

Cody Jansma
Manager, Law Enforcement Torch Run SPECIAL OLYMPICS ONTARIO
416 477-8326 ext 260 codyj@torchrunontario.com

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Lindsay Newby
Public Relations Manager
Guelph Storm
519-837-9690 ext.119
lnewby@guelphstorm.com


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