The Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board is proud to support the upcoming Ontario Special Olympics Winter Games in Sault Ste. Marie by adopting seventeen athletes.
Leading the schools in the Adopt an Athlete program was St. Mary’s College who adopted six athletes. The Sault Ste. Marie elementary schools who collected funds to sponsor an athlete were, Holy Cross, Our Lady of Lourdes. St. Paul and St. Mary’s French Immersion.
Our Lady of Lourdes and Our Lady of Fatima in Elliot Lake each sponsored an athlete as did St. Mary in Massey, Sacred Heart in Espanola and St. Mary’s in Blind River. The board’s four northern schools, St. Joseph French Immersion in Wawa, St. Basil’s in White River, Our Lady of Fatima in Chapleau and Holy Name of Jesus in Hornepayne, combined to sponsor an athlete.
Staff at the board office and HSCDSB trustees also adopted an athlete.
“I am very grateful and proud of the support that our students, employees, and trustees have demonstrated to these athletes,” said Rose Burton Spohn, HSCDSB’s Director of Education.
“This commitment is a natural extension of the care, service, and support we offer every day to our students with special needs,” added Burton Spohn.
Today, at the board’s main office in Sault Ste. Marie, representatives of the Special Olympics organizing committee were presented a cheque for $8,517 for the sponsorship of the seventeen athletes.
The Ontario Special Olympics Winter Games take place from January 31 to February 3. To find out more about the games visit http://ssm2019games.com/.