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GECDSB Special Olympics Grows by Leaps and Bounds
NEWS RELEASE  
 
Greater Essex County District School Board 451 Park St. W, Windsor N9A 6K1
519-255-3200
 
 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: May 11, 2016
Contact: Todd Awender, Superintendent of Education
Phone: 519-255-3200 x10394
 
 
GECDSB Special Olympics Grows by Leaps & Bounds
 
The GECDSB Special Olympics has grown to an astounding 800 students, by far the largest field of students ever assembled for this inspiring event.  On Friday, May 13th , 550 elementary students will converge on the athletic field at Sandwich Secondary School for a day of fun and friendship, while 250 secondary students will participate on Monday, May 16th.
 
The festivities kick off at 10:00 a.m. with a parade around the track led by the Anderdon Public School Marching Band. The Maxwell and Coronation public school choirs will lead the singing of the national anthem. Ambulatory and non-ambulatory students can take part in the the ball toss and running and jumping events. The highlight of the day is the celebration dance in the afternoon in the high school gym. Over 100 volunteers oversee the day while 250 high school leadership students run the events. Community partners including police, fire, Windsor Spitfires and LaSalle Vipers are on hand to cheer the students on during their events.
 
Proceeds from the GECDSB Special Olympics Gala and generous corporate sponsors including Unconquered Sun, Zehrs and Pita Pit and support this great day.
 
Please contact Todd Awender, Superintendent of Education, for further information.