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Niagara IceDogs, Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) and Special Olympics Ontario team up on November 23rd

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

St. Catharines –

The Niagara IceDogs, Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR), Special Olympics Ontario, Niagara Regional Police Service Branch are teaming up to raise awareness about the importance of individuals with an intellectual disability during an upcoming Niagara IceDogs home game.

The Niagara IceDogs game on Friday, November 23rd at 7pm at the Meridian Centre will feature:

–  A LETR/Special Olympics Ontario-run kiosk so fans can learn more about Special Olympics Ontario
–  Public address announcements about Special Olympics Ontario
–  Detail of what is going on at the game

The awareness campaign is part of the ongoing commitment by the Ontario Hockey League, the Niagara IceDogs, and LETR/Special Olympics Ontario to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics Ontario.

“Working closely with and supporting our community partners is a strong priority for the Niagara Regional Police Service.  We are thrilled to partner with Special Olympics to ensure athletes are given every opportunity to succeed and excel.” said Aaron Gross, Sgt of Niagara Regional Police.

“Myself, 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. 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 23rd 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.”, said Joey Burke, General Manager of the Niagara IceDogs.

Tickets for the game are still available, starting from $15.

For ticket information, contact the Niagara IceDogs office at 905-687-3641.

Read more about Special Olympics Ontario at http://www.specialolympicsontario.com/ 

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Media Contact:
Cody Jansma                                                                  Cori Burke
Manager, Law Enforcement Torch Run                   Manager, Corporate Sponsorship
SPECIAL OLYMPICS ONTARIO                               Niagara IceDogs
416 477-8326 ext 260                                                   905-687-3641 ext 227
codyj@torchrunontario.com                                      c.burke@niagaraicedogs.net

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