Special Olympics Forsyth February Updates
Summer Games Registration for 2017 Closes Friday – February 17th
Schedule of Upcoming Activities
Saturday – February 25th Polar Plunge at Acworth Park 10:00 am*
Thursday – March 2nd 6:30 pm Central Park Banquet Room – Mandatory Parents/Athletes/Coaches Summer Games Meeting
(located off GA 400 exit 17)
Friday – March 3rd Bowling @ Stars & Strikes 7:00 pm**
1st Friday of each month – contact PamHutch@bellsouth.net
Monthly bowling is not an official sponsored / chaperoned Special Olympics Event for Athletes!
A Very Special Announcement:
The 2017 Distinguished Service Award from Special Olympics Georgia for “Coach of the Year” was awarded to:
Gail Johnson and Wayne Hancock
Congratulations and Thank You for your 11+ years of Coaching, Dedication & Service to Special Olympics Forsyth!
Congratulations & thank you to ALL our 2017 Winter Game Athletes, Coaches & Unified Partners who participated in the Winter Games!
*Be a cheering FAN @ the Polar Plunge with GA Law Enforcement and SOGA
We will leave from the McDonald’s @ the Corner of Bethelview and HWY 20 @ 10:00 am / Sat -Feb 25th
(Linda Fitzpatrick 770-317-3562/LindaSOForsyth@gmail.com)
Wear your Red SO T-shirt or an SO sweatshirt!
1) Toss Ice in the Lake with the Law Enforcement Officers or
2) Be a Greeter for the Ice Plungers
www.2017PolarPlungega.org – Acworth Beach in Cobb County: 4425 Beach St NW, Acworth, GA
2017 SOGA Summer Games Registration is Open!
Register by February 16th
We are excited to launch on-line registration!
Mandatory Meeting for Summer Games – Thursday March 2nd
6:30 pm @ Central Park (mark your calendar)
Emory University – May 19-20-21
Athletics** (track and field) – Emory’s field is under construction and Athletic Events to compete in State Games are limited. (please read below)*
Aquatics – individual and team relay (Mon & Wed 7:30pm) Cumming Aquatics Center
Flag Football – team (Sunday 2:30pm) North High School
Table Tennis – individual (Monday 5:30-7:30) Central Park)
**Limited events for 2017 for Athletics – Track and Field
Coach Paige (and w/ all track Coaches) WILL still have Track Practice on Sunday afternoons- but not all the events will be able to compete at the State Games.
We encourage you to sign your Athlete up for Track and just enjoy the practice & social time on Sunday.
Your Athlete does have the option to consider other sport for the Summer Games – however, openings are very limited for Aquatics and Table Tennis.
Existing athletes, returning to their sport will have 1st choice.
We will form a new Flag Football Team – if there is interest.
We are discussing the possibility of having a local “Field Day” in May – to include all the Athletes!
The Athletic Competitive Events for the State Games are as follows:
Long Distance Running & Walking, 1 mile walk, 1 mile run
3K Walk, 3K Run, 3K Unified Walk, 3K Unified Run
5K Unified Walk and 5K Unified Run.
Shot Put and Turbo Javelin,
Softball throw (level A), Tennis Ball throw (level A)
10 Meter Walk, 25 Meter Walk, 50 Meter Walk (level A’s)
Thank you for your understanding and patience as work though our website and Summer Game changes. We look forward to hosting a great 2017 Summer Games Season!
*Athlete Participation Requirements
As a reminder, all athletes must be up to date on their participation forms. For initial eligibility, the form must be signed by a parent and doctor. Every 3 years, the forms must be renewed prior to the expiration date. To renew, you must first identify the status of the athlete. “A” status requires parent signature only. “AB” status requires both a doctor and parent signature. If the form expires, then the athlete must complete the form with a parent signature and doctor signature again. Please check the athlete list provided at http://www.soforsyth.com/registration. Athletes not listed do not have an eligibility form on file or the form has expired (the athlete is unable to practice or compete without this form). For questions, please contact Charlene Northcutt at email@example.com. Please note the posted list may not include forms submitted within 30 days of this email blast. A copy of the participation form is attached to this email. Once the form is completed, please fax to Charlene Northcutt at 770-888-1278.
Bowling 1st Friday evening of each Month – Stars and Strikes
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
*Please continue to check the website @ www.soforsyth.com for more SO Forsyth information throughout the year!
A BIG thank you to everyone who organized, participated and supported El Rio &
Special Olympics Forsyth’s 4th Annual Car Wash with our Fantastic Forsyth High Schools
Central, Lambert, North, South and West. See below for the Car Wash Challenge Winner:
- Congratulations West High School 1st Place
- Central High School coming in a close 2nd Place
FIRST FRIDAYS BOWLING SOCIAL at Stars and Strikes will start at 7:00 pm – First Friday of every month 2016 except for Friday, August 5th, 2016, due to Special Olympics Cumming Aquatic Center Party
Bowling update – 1st Friday of the month. Pam Hutchinson has graciously volunteered to be our new host for bowling night!
She is now the “Lady of the Lanes” for SO Forsyth @ Stars and Strikes. Thank you PAM!
New contact is Pamhutch@bellsouth.net
SPORTS ARE OFFERED BY SEASON
Registration typically starts about 10-12 weeks before the games. Check out the website atwww.soforyth.com. More to come…
Brooke Hasfjord Represented SOFC and Team USA at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles as part of the Team USA Swim Team 2015.
Brooke is featured around 4:56 in this video on ESPN. We are so proud of you Brooke!
Thank you Bruce FaBrizio of The Egbar Foundation for $2,500 Donation!
SOFC is so grateful to The Egbar Foundation and their very generation gift of $2,500! Below, representing the Egbar Foundation is Bruce FaBrizio, Founder and Chairman. Recipient Dana Westbrook and several SOFC athletes are exicted for this wonderful gift and support!