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Could 2022 E-newsletter

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It has been some time!!

Particular Olympics Vermont has had a fun-filled first quarter with mixture of fundraising and sports activities occasions.

Our first in-person sporting occasion was WinterFest which was held on March Fifth at Rikert Nordic Heart. This was a enjoyable leisure occasion the place athletes from everywhere in the state participated in cross nation snowboarding and snowshoeing races. It was nice to see acquainted faces and meet up with everybody!

Subsequent we had our annual fan-favorite fundraiser– the Penguin Plunge! This yr barely resembled a Plunge from a pair years again. About 800 Plungers bumped into the freezing waters of Lake Champlain on the Burlington Waterfront on March Twelfth (amidst a snowstorm!). A few of those that couldn’t be part of us in individual DIY-ed plunges from their houses. Due to the assist of our neighborhood, its leaders and companies, over $500,000 was raised so we are able to proceed to assist athletes throughout the state. We additionally held a Southern Penguin Plunge in Manchester, Vermont the place the Manchester Fireplace Division created a stream of water for plungers to run by.

Extra just lately, we held the Norwich Leisure Basketball Event on April ninth on the Plumley Armory health club the place greater than 50 athletes from 5 native packages participated in 3v3, 5v5, and abilities occasions. It was superior to see athletes in motion and having enjoyable.

Because the climate will get hotter, we sit up for having extra competitions and in-person pop up occasions all through the remainder of the yr. We’ve gone by so many adjustments as a company and we’re positive you have got too! We’d love to listen to all about it.

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VPA Unified Basketball

A few of our employees members have been popping in on a number of the close by VPA Unified Basketball video games. We have actually loved seeing the athletes and companions play collectively, the shows of sportsmanship, and the work that Unified Champion Faculties have put in to advertise inclusion.

SOVT Delegation headed to the 2022 Particular Olympics USA Video games

The 2022 Particular Olympics USA Video games will happen in Orlando from June Fifth-Twelfth. We’re extraordinarily excited to have six athletes representing Vermont in varied occasions, in addition to a unified pair– Bobby Petrie and Gabe Raymond from Brattleboro Union Excessive Faculty, who will likely be attending the Youth Management Expertise. Every athlete has been coaching and getting ready for the video games, with hopes of performing their finest. Be a part of us in wishing them luck. In case you’re considering donating to assist Workforce Vermont, go to www.specialolympicsvermont.org/usagames, and you’ll want to comply with alongside June Fifth-Twelfth at 2022specialolympicsusagames.org!

Spring is right here!

Spring is lastly right here! The snow is (hopefully) gone and the solar is out and shining. Being open air gives a considerable amount of well being advantages. It might probably decrease stress and anxiousness in addition to present well being advantages like publicity to Vitamin D. We will lastly get exterior in some contemporary air, so seize a pal, a member of the family, or perhaps a pet and get some solar & train! Remember to put on sunscreen and drink water! We’ll be introducing a health problem quickly, so preserve a watch out for that too.

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