The Niagara IceDogs are again showing their support for Special Olympics Ontario.
Thursday, November 16th’s game against the Kingston Frontenacs at the Meridian Centre, the Niagara IceDogs are teaming up with Law Enforcement Torch Run, Special Olympics Ontario, and the Niagara Regional Police Branch to raise awareness about the importance of individuals with an intellectual disability. The Special Olympics Ontario will have an information booth set up in the concourse with Special Olympic athletes taking part in the ceremonial puck drop.
General Manager, Joey Burke noted the pride the IceDogs have in supporting Special Olympics Ontario, and it’s athletes, saying: “I and the entire Niagara IceDogs organization are thrilled and extremely proud to be able to support Special Olympics Ontario. The Special Olympics and its athletes embody exactly what we strive for here in Niagara, and the qualities and attributes they possess are exactly what we expect from our players. The power of sport is a very special thing, and to be able to work in support with one of the best sporting organizations in the world is something we are truly lucky to be a part of. I am extremely excited for our organization to be hosting a Special Olympics Ontario game on November 16th and I am thrilled at the opportunity to share our great Meridian Centre with the country’s top young athletes, both on and off the ice. The power of sport truly shines through organizations like Special Olympics Ontario and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of that.”
The Ontario Hockey League and it’s member teams have been a partner with Special Olympics for years. The Special Olympics worldwide movement celebrates it’s 5oth Anniversary next year. Glenn MacDonell, President and CEO Special Olympics Ontario noted the significance of the partnership between the two sporting organizations. “Special Olympics is very excited to partner with the OHL once again this year, as we designate November Special Olympics Game Month. The OHL has been a proud and generous supporter of the Special Olympics movement in communities across the province since 2007 and we are looking forward to another great season.”
The Niagara IceDogs look forward to hosting Special Olympics Ontario, and having the Niagara Region come together to show our shared support on November 16th! Tickets can be purchased online here.