REGINA – On Thursday, June 1st, 2017, the Special Olympics Saskatchewan Unified Basketball Team, hailing from F.W. Johnson Collegiate, will be hosting a fundraiser to help their team get to Special Olympics Ontario's Invitational Tournament in Niagara Falls from June 12-14th.
Where: F.W. Johnson Collegiate Gymnasium (400 Fines Drive, Regina, SK)
When: Thursday, June 1st at 4:00pm
What: Unified Basketball Provincial Champions take on the F.W. Johnson Staff Team, including a 3 point competition (featuring Mr. Gullacher) and Slam Dunk Competition (featuring De Shawn Lejour and Mr. Janssen)
How much: $5.00 entrance fee
Additional information: There will be raffle tickets for sale ($10 each) for a gift basket valued at over $200, donated by Wascana Flower Shop. The draw will be made on June 1st, as well as Unified Merchandise for sale by donation.
The Johnson Collegiate Unified Basketball team recently won the Provincial Championships and were awarded this exciting opportunity, new to Special Olympics Saskatchewan. Unified Sport joins athletes with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team to train and compete. Special Olympics Saskatchewan has been working hard to establish Unified Sport in our province, focusing specifically on the basketball programs in high schools. There are so many benefits to these programs for students, teachers, schools, and the community.
Media is also invited to attend the official "Send Off" for the Unified Basketball Provincial Champions to the Special Olympics Ontario School Championships in Niagara Falls on Friday, June 9th at 11:30am in the F.W. Johnson Collegiate Gymnasium (400 Fines Drive, Regina, SK)
All are welcome and invited to attend the fundraiser and send off. For more information about the fundraiser, Unified Sport, or Special Olympics, you are invited to contact Amy Bosche at 306-780-9401 or firstname.lastname@example.org.