Inclusion Services Multisport Festival
The Schwartz/Reisman Centre in partnership with Special Olympics Ontario is inviting children ages 4-12 years with intellectual disabilities and their families to join us for a fun and active afternoon!
Each athlete will be given a “Sport Passport” to explore different sports and skills & drills stations while having lots of fun!
Date: Sunday May 28th 2017
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 PM
Location: Schwartz/Reisman Centre 9600 Bathurst Street, Vaughan, Ontario L6A 3Z8 Gym D (Main lobby)
Attire: Each athlete should wear proper attire for physical activities (i.e., running shoes, athletic shorts/pants, and shirt).
The Schwartz/Reisman Centre is committed to accessibility. Please let us know in advance if you have any accessibility needs: [email protected] or 905-303- 1821 ext 3042
Special Olympics Ontario is dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals with an intellectual disability through active participation in sport providing grassroots sport programs and competition opportunities. www.specialolympicsontario.com
Everyone is welcome at no charge.
MULTISPORT FESTIVAL STATION INFORMATION
The Multisport Sport Festival is designed to be an introductory event for young athletes with intellectual disabilities. It’s an opportunity to participate in a variety of sport stations and learn about the benefits of living a physically active and healthy life.
Kicking, dribbling, passing, running, throwing – soccer is a very popular sport that requires athletes to have a wide range of skills. At this soccer station, athletes can work on all of their soccer skills and see how many goals they can score!
At the basketball station, athletes will be given the opportunity to shoot some hoops and also work on dribbling and passing. Basketball is a great game for athletes of all ages and abilities and the skills introduced at this station will allow athletes to be successful at every level of basketball!
TRACK AND FIELD
Running, jumping, throwing, and catching are all very important basic fundamental movement skills and are all components of track & field. At this station, athletes will be introduced to the basic skills needed to participate in all track and field events. This station will also emphasize the importance of these skills in other sports. Mastering these skills opens up opportunities in every other sport!
Rhythmic Gymnastics is one of Special Olympics coolest sports! Allowing athletes to dance and move to their favorite songs, at this station athletes will get a chance to learn a dance routine or just dance to their hearts desire!
ACTIVE START/FUNDAMENTALS OBSTACLE COURSE
Active Start and FUNdamentals are generic physical literacy courses that provide opportunities for athletes to learn the basic physical literacy skills needed to participate in any sport. These programs are play-based, inclusive, and non-competitive. To demonstrate some of the skills introduced in this course, we will be building a Special Olympics Obstacle Course – see if you can make it through!
For more information please contact Karina at [email protected] or 905-303- 1821 ext 3042.