|Saturday, 21st April 2018||
Special Olympics Singapore Charity Draw 2018
|Block 8 #01-261 St George's Lane (320008)|
|Saturday, 14th April 2018||
Special Olympics Singapore Bowling Competition
|Saturday, 10th March 2018||
Special Olympics Singapore MATP & Young Athletes Workshop
|Rainbow Centre (Margaret Drive School)|
|Saturday, 3rd March 2018||
Family Support Network: Together We Run 2018
|10th February 2018||
|Saint Hilda's Secondary School|
|27th January 2018||
'Play Inclusive' Seminar
|Catholic High School|
|13th January 2018||
Cognizant Activity Day
|Delta Sports Hall|
|25th November 2017||
Special Olympics Singapore Volunteer Appreciation Lunch 2017
|11th November 2017||
Motor Activity Training Program Challenge Day
|AWWA Special School|
|11th November 2017||
Special Olympics Singapore Charity Bowl 2017
|Kovan Forte Bowl|
|7th October 2017||
Special Olympics Singapore Flag Day 2017
|30th September 2017||
Special Olympics Singapore Unified Basketball Competition 2017
|Catholic High School|
|19th - 21st May 2017||
9th Special Olympics Singapore National Games
|National University of Singapore|
|5th November 2016||
Special Olympics Singapore Charity Bowl 2016
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|Temasek Club, Bowling Centre (131, Rifle Range Road, S (588406))|
|8th October 2016||
Time: 8:00am - 2:00pmView More ▼
|Bendemeer Secondary School|
|24th September 2016||
Young Athletes Ribbons Day / Motor Activity Training Program Challenge Day
|Rainbow Centre Margaret Drive|
|17th September 2016||
Special Olympics Singapore Family Day 2016
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|Raffles Girls' School|
|3rd September 2016||
Special Olympics Singapore Flag Day 2016
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Please sign up by 5th August 2016 (Friday)
|13th August 2016||
|Hougang Sports Hall|
|23rd April 2016||
|Kovan Forte Bowl|
|30th April 2016||
Badminton/Table Tennis Workshop
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|Ngee Ann Polytechnic (Sports Complex)|
|28th May 2016||
|East view Secondary School|
|5th March 2016||
|St. Theresa's Convent|
|30th January 2016||
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|APSN Tanglin School|
It was a memorable afternoon for the World Summer Games (WSG) team when athletes and officials reunited, and it was a celebration for everyone's efforts and victories. Family and friends of the team were invited to join in the celebration.
During the event, an athlete, a unified partner, a coach and a parent shared their journey and experiences at the games in Los Angeles. A video of the team’s journey at the WSG was also presented to the audience. While guests enjoyed their lunch and gathering, gifts were also presented to athletes and officials as a form of appreciation.
Special thanks to Bank of America for sponsoring the event lunch and Singapore Pools for supporting us in the event’s location.
Special Olympics Singapore organised a fun-filled Family Day and sports carnival event at Delta Sports Complex for its beneficiaries, family members and volunteers on 29 August 2015. The event was supported by a group of students from Dunman High School who was one of several teams chosen to receive funding from Citi-YMCA Youth for Causes, for this project.
A total of 90 athletes, their family memnbers and 25 student participants registered for the event.
Special thanks to volunteers from Rainbow Centre and all who have worked hard to bring joy to our athletes!
Special Olympics Singapore was honoured to be invited by Courts to meet Manchester United Legend and Global Ambassador, Andy Cole on the lovely Saturday.
Our athletes and unified partners were privileged to get up close with Andy Cole; having their Manchester United Jersey, balls and other items, signed by the legend. Two of the unified partners even stood a chance to watch Liverpool vs Manchester United with Andy Cole for giving the correct answer to the question posted by the emcee, Jamie Yeo.
The boys were exhilarated by this event and definitely look forward meet more of such legends in the future!
The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) organized the inaugural Women’s Football Day at the Padang, in conjunction with International Women’s Day. The event was graced by Guest of Honor Ms. Grace Fu, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office; Second Minister for the Environment and Water Resources and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs).
As part of preparation for the Special Olympics World Summer Games, our female football team participated in the 5 a-side competition, 13 to 17 years old category. The 5 a-side category saw 6 teams competing in round robin format. Our girls played well and came in 3rd position. Only the top 2 teams advanced to the finals
A total of 35 special educators from 9 schools participated in the first-ever Floorball Workshop on Saturday, 7th March at East View Secondary School.
The objective of the workshop was to introduce basic floorball knowledge and coaching technique to the participants and hopefully with that knowledge, the participants are able to introduce floorball to their students as part of their CCA or PE curriculum.
The workshop started off with an introduction of Special Olympics followed by theory session on Floorball. After which, they proceeded to the Indoor Sports Hall to have the practical session where they got to try out the different skill stations, assisted by our volunteers and student volunteers from East View Secondary School.
Our sincere thanks to the following groups of people for making the workshop an eventful one;
Mrs. Tan & her team of teachers and students volunteers for their assistance and the use of the East View Secondary School premises.
Mr. Charles and his team of floorball volunteers who helped to conduct the workshop and it would not be possible without his advice and contribution.
Last but not least, our special educators, volunteers, athletes from Tanglin School and the ALPs programme, for attending the workshop.
This year Valentine’s Day was exceptionally meaningful as our athletes swam their hearts out at the Singapore American School. Special Olympics Singapore were invited by Singapore American School for this event, where our upcoming World Games Swim Team and a couple of our athletes from UWC Outreach Swim team participated. It was a very good exposure for our athletes to compete with athletes from various aquatics club.
It was a job well done by our athletes. We sincerely thanks the organiser, our coaches, parents and last but not least the athletes, for making this day especially special.
A 1-day Bocce workshop, organized by Special Olympics Singapore, was held on 7th February 2015 at Bendemeer Secondary School. The turn up rate was 98% with only 2 absentees. The objective of the workshop was to get the participants to start a Bocce program in their respective schools or centres after the workshop, to benefit students/clients who are not involved in Special Olympics movements yet.
The workshop started off with an introduction of Special Olympics followed by theory session on Bocce. After which, they proceeded to the school field to have the practical where they got hands-on experience to be either player or judge. The workshop ended with some light refreshments, a debrief and certificates of participation.
A special thank you to the Bocce Club volunteers who have sacrificed their weekend to help out for this workshop!
Special Olympics Singapore was invited to the 2015 Nanyang Technological University MBA Olympics day. Our athletes were honoured to be featured in the final event of the day. It was a 6 v 6 unified football match, where our athletes are mixed with unified players from different universities.
The tightly contested event ended with a score of 2-1, with our athlete’s name on the score sheet. We were also privileged to receive a donation of $8,000 from the various sponsors of the event!
Our heartfelt thanks to Organisers, Sponsors and Athletes, for making this event possible.
A 1-day event, organized by Special Olympics, was held on 31st January 2015 at Fish & Co. Glasshouse @Parkmall. With the help of the colleagues, 55 of our supportive volunteers and corporates attended the event. The objective of this event was to express our thanks to those who have helped Special Olympics Singapore in any ways such as volunteering for our events or sponsoring necessary items to our athletes and also served as a platform of interaction between them, enabling them to talk to each other and make more friends.
The event started off with a simple game called Bingo, where they have to gather information of the people whose name is written on the card followed by Long Service Award ceremony. After which, the volunteers and corporates were invited to have their lunch.
Everyone was having fun and the whole level was filled with laughter and smiles.
A 1-day Christmas Party, organized by Project WIN, was held on 22nd December 2014 at Rainbow Centre Margaret Drive School. With the help of our volunteers, 25 of our athletes showed interests and participated in the party. This event serves as a platform of interaction between the mainstream and the athletes with intellectual disabilities, enabling them to understand each other better.
The athletes were randomly divided into groups. Each group consist of 6 athletes and every athlete present were paired up with a volunteer. The party started off the morning with Introduction, Name tag Designing, the Amazing Race followed by Christmas Card Writing. During the party, the participants also celebrated the birthday of one athlete. The highlight was the Prize Presentation, where each pair (Athletes and Volunteer) will go up to the stage and the volunteer will present the stocking that the athlete designed, filled with sweets, to the athlete.
We sincerely thank Rainbow Centre Margaret Drive School for opening up their facilities, Project WeINspire for organizing the party and the athletes.
One volunteer and one staff recently attended the IAAF Athletics Coaching Certification Level 1 course, conducted by Singapore Athletics Association (SAA). The 10 days course was held over 3 weekends at the Singapore Sports Hub.
We sincerely thank SAA for waiving off the registration fees for the 2 participants.
The Running Club participated at the annual Standard Chartered Marathon, held on 7 Dec 2014. Athletes participated in the 21km, 10km and Ekiden Category. This was the first time we were able to participate in the Ekiden Race, 6 athletes to form a relay team to complete 42km. The Ekiden Race gave our lower ability athletes the opportunity to participate in SCM.
Salihin Bin Sinai and volunteer coach, Loh Kep Yong, participated in the 42km category, raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics Singapore.
Our appreciation to Singapore Sports Council and SportsCare Foundation for the complimentary.
Closing to the end of the year, activities for Special Olympics Singapore Aquatics Outreach team was organized to appreciate the hard work and effort put in by all volunteer coaches and athletes in 2014.
There were games played and the highlight of the day was DIY cupcakes, sponsored by Missus Bonbon. Athletes, parents and volunteers exercised their creativity, trying to dish out the most unique and delicious cupcakes.
Thank you to all athletes and volunteers for making Aquatics one of the most vibrant sports in Special Olympics Singapore.
The last football event in 2014 for Special Olympics Singapore was the annual Courts Liverpool FC Football Training. Our Outreach Team football boys and girls persevere through the rainy morning, took a trip down to the east of Singapore.
The athletes were greeted by the humble Liverpool FC football coaches before stepping into the field training the Liverpool FC way. Soccer is a sport that can be by played across many disabilities as our athletes were joined by athletes from SDSC..
It was a fulfilling Monday morning for the athletes. One of our female athletes, Nurul, even won away a signed Robbie Fowler jersey for being the best trainee of the day!
Special Olympics Singapore was invited to the countdown for the 2015 ASEAN PARA Games as well as the Reindeer walk organized by Sports Singapore and The Singapore Disability Sports Council respectively.
A total of 68 athletes and family members attended the event where they participated in sports carnival games and also took part in the Reindeer walk where they walked a 3km route.
It was an enjoyable day for all!
16 Special Olympics Singapore athletes, including the 2015 World Games shortlisted athletes, took part in the Fighting Fish Santa Claus Meet, organized by the Singapore American Community Action Council. All the athletes were given an event T-shirt.
We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the organizers for waiving off the registration fees for the athletes. Some of our athletes bettered their previous timings and won ribbons.
3 athletes from the Running Club participated at the Salomon X Trail Run 2014. This was the first time athletes, Lee Lin Han and Shaun Chui, ran the x trail route. These athletes were accompanied by the Running Club coaches throughout the 10km route.
We thank the organizer, VGO Corporation Limited, for waiving off the registration fees for our athletes and coaches.
The start of the school holidays was never a stop for athletes who loves football. Our athletes from Grace Orchard School, Outreach Team and Towner Garden School arrived early at Saint Wilfred Sports Complex, await to see the local favorite football legend, Fandi Ahmad
The morning kick off with the athletes going through circuit of stations which involved passing, running, shooting and games. Laughter and smiles can be seen on the athletes and coaches face. The training session ended with plenty of photo taking with Mr Fandi Ahmad.
Special thanks to Mr Ravi from ITE Central for organizing, and coaches who helped out in the session, making this coaching clinic an enjoyable one!
Special Olympics Singapore athletes attended a 3-day Athlete Leadership Programme from 17th – 19th November. 6 athletes attended the Programme where they were introduced to public speaking, leadership and governance.
At the beginning of the programme, our athlete, Johannes Cheong gave a welcome speech to all athletes and trainers. The athletes also met and forged new friendships with athletes from the Asia Pacific Regions. The programme was a good experience for our athletes as they not only learned new things but also managed to break away from their comfort zones when they had to speak in front of a group of audience.
On the final day of the programme, our athlete, Diane Neo, gave a Thank You speech to all who were involved. The athletes also received their certificates from the US Ambassador to Singapore, Mr. Kirk Wagar.
A 1-day activity day was held on 8th Nov 2014 at Rainbow Centre Margaret Drive School. The objective of the activity day was for the athletes and coaches, shortlisted for the 2015 World Summer Games, to get to know each other better.
Led by volunteer coaches Philip Bay and Iris Lee, each group consist of athletes and coaches of different sports. The groups started the morning with warm up exercises and played ice breaking games. The highlight of the activity day was the cookout session, led by the athletes. They were given simple ingredients and were tasked to cook a dish within an hour, enough to feed 35 people. Athletes were also required to think of a group cheer for their team.
We sincerely thank Rainbow Centre Margaret Drive School for opening up their facilities for us, and the volunteer coaches for attending the event.
The Sunny Sunday was an excellent time for football lovers as our athletes headed down to Toa Payoh HDB for a 4 vs 4 testimonial match against SengKang West Grassroot Soccer Academy.
This year, Special Olympics Singapore were privileged to be invited by Ang Mo Kio – Sengkang West Constituency to National Street Soccer League Grand Finals to showcase our athletes’ football skills to Prime Minister, Mr Lee Hsien Loong. The idea of our athletes playing before the kickoff of the grand finals is to promote social inclusion; showcasing their football skills to the other athletes. Football is a universal language; one shouldn’t undermine each other because of their differences. And our athletes proved this point by winning the opponent to a score of 3-1 in a 5 minute contest.
We would like to thanks Ang Mo Kio - Seng Kang West Grassroot, for inviting us for this event.
Athletes from Special Olympics Singapore were invited to take part in the annual UBS Bowling activity day. The event, which saw 32 athletes taking part, was held at Kallang Bowl on 31st October, Friday from 2:30pm – 5:30pm. Each athlete partnered a representative from UBS and bowled together.
Similar game concept was also happening concurrently in Japan and Hongkong with the SO counterparts.
A group of 15 EXCO members, staff, volunteers and athletes represented SO Singapore at the inaugural Hotel Charity Run organized by Starwood Property, which comprises of St Regis, W Singapore and The West Singapore. 9 athletes, staff and EXCO members did the 3km run while the rest did the 10km run. Athlete Muhammad Rausyan emerged as the winner for the 3km race.
SO Singapore is pleased to be appointed the beneficiary of this charity event and they raised $10,000, which will be further matched under the NCSS Care and Share Matching Grant.
7 SO Singapore swimmers – Ahmad Salim, Takuma Fujinami, Yu Ming Chen, Ho Weng Siong, Benson Tan, Joshua Tang and Salihin bin Sinai, participated in the annual SAFRA Swim for Hope event. For every lap they swim, a dollar will be donated to SAFRA adopted beneficiaries – Aquatics Heart and Hope, SAF Care Fund and Singapore Children’s Society. Our SO Singapore swimmers swam a total of 426 laps in 2 hours.
The event raised approximately $72,000 for the 3 charitable organizations.
Our sincere appreciation to SAFRA for designating 1 lane to our swimmers and accommodating our requests. Photo courtesy of Angelia Koh and SAFRA.
Athletes from Rainbow Centre Margaret Drive School, Rainbow Centre Yishun Park School and AWWA School arrived on time for the MATP Challenge Day. 30 athletes participated at this event.
The MATP Challenge Day comprises of 8 stations, namely Basketball, Soccer, Bowling, Rolling, Holding of Soft toys, Transferring of Soft toys, Knocking down of bowling pins and, Hitting of Baseball. The athletes were to require to complete 3 attempts in every stations. At the end of the day, all our athletes stand tall with their hands held high and medals around their neck.
Our sincere thanks to all the volunteers that came down and make a difference in the athletes’ life, as well as Ms Fauziah, principle of Rainbow Centre Margaret Drive School, for allowing us to use the school facilities. The athletes definitely enjoyed themselves thoroughly!
Special Olympics Singapore held the annual Young Athletes Challenge Day on 11th October, Saturday at Rainbow Centre Margaret Drive School. 42 athletes took part in the challenge day. Athletes enjoyed themselves as they went home with a certificate and balloon sculpture!
All the young athletes completed all 8 skills stations, assisted by their volunteers and parents. Customized award certificates, together with their individual photos were presented to the athletes, presented by board members of SO Singapore.
Heartfelt thanks to RCMDS and all volunteers for their support, and for making this event a success and enjoyable day for the young ones.
Special Olympics Singapore held its annual Unified Corporate Bocce Competition on Saturday, 27th September 2014, in celebration of Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s Day. The event, which was held at PESTA – Academy for Singapore Teachers, from 8:30am – 2:00pm, saw a total of 46 participants - 23 Athletes, together with 3 corporate companies – Edwards Life Sciences, UNIQLO Singapore, Sports Singapore, took part in the event.
The unified pair, consisting of 1 corporate partner and 1 special athlete, played doubles in the round robin system. All participants were presented with medals and ribbons.
Despite the scorching heat, both the athletes and partners played their hearts out, displaying team spirit and good sportsmanship! It was an enjoyable day as new friendships were forged and the place was filled with lots of laughter.
The Running Club participated in annual POSB Passion Run 2014 held on 14th September 2014 at Marina Promontory. Athletes Khor Eng Sheng, Lee Lin Han, Shaun Chui, Azizah Bte Karim and Low Boon Chin participated in the 10km Open Category. They were accompanied by 4 volunteer coaches. Athletes Lucas Tan, Er Wen Hao and Ho Weng Guan participated in the 3.5km Family Fun Run with 2 volunteer coaches.
Two weeks prior to race day, the organizers POSB invited national runner, Mok Ying Rong, to conduct a running clinic for our athletes and coaches. Ying Rong shared tips on preventing injuries and some basic running drills. Ying Rong also interacted with our athletes through the different drills and activities.
Our sincere appreciation to the race organizer, POSB and Explomo for waiving the entry fees for our athletes.
Athletes from Delta Senior School and Volunteers from U.S Embassy and Amcham came down to APSN Tanglin School to display their dazzling football skills last Friday!
It was a fulfilling and meaningful evening for everyone. Thank you all volunteers and athletes for coming down, and special thanks to APSN Tanglin School for hosting us!
The Running Club participated in the annual SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon, held on 31st August 2014 at Esplanade Bridge. 3 athletes - Khor Eng Sheng, Lee Lin Han and Shaun Chui completed the 21km while athletes Salihin bin Sinai, Azizah Bte Karim and Low Boon Chin participated in the 10km. There were also 8 athletes who participated in the 5km fun run and they were – Ho Weng Siong, Lim Wei Seng, Wanita d/o Naggapen, Lucas Tan, Er Wen Hao, Ho Weng Guan, Cheng Siew Ping and Paulo Bulosan. It was the first race for Paulo Bulosan, who joined us in May 2014.
3 of our regular volunteers from Raffles Girls School had the opportunity to run alongside our athletes in the 5km category.
Our sincere appreciation to SAFRA for waiving off the entry fees for SO Singapore.
SO Singapore organized a Track and Field Competition on 30th August, Saturday, from 8.00am – 1:30pm for our lower ability athletes. The event saw 145 athletes from 13 different schools and centres taking part in the event. Events for the day included the 50m Dash, 10m Assisted Walk, Softball Throw, and Standing Long Jump as part of the developmental events and the 100m, 200m and 4X100m races as part of the Official events. A snack pack was given out to each athlete and volunteer.
Our athlete leaders, Suhairi, Johannes and Danial were also present to volunter at the event. While Suhairi took on the role of the announcer, Johannes and Danial helped out with the prize giving ceremony and photo taking respectively.
A big Thank You to all our volunteers for their help and CHIJ Saint Nicholas Girls School for readily loaning us their school premises and assisting us in the event.
The Running Club is honoured to be invited to participate at this year’s POSB Passion Run for Kids. This is the 2nd year we are in collaboration with POSB for this event. This year, we will be sending 6 athletes for the 10km category and 3 athletes for the 3.5km category. Prior to the race, POSB had organized a running clinic especially for our athletes. National Runner, Mok Ying Rong, conducted a 1.5-hour session for our athletes and coaches.
Together with her volunteers from RunFree, an initiative set up by Ying Rong to empower runners from all walks of life to run freely, our athletes were brought through a series of running drills and coordination skills in the form of team game play. The session ended with a group cool down exercise.
Our sincere appreciation to the Ying Rong, POSB and Explomo for supporting our athletes.
The Sunny Sunday was an excellent time for football lovers as our athletes headed down to ITE College West (Choa Chu Kang) to showcase their talent in soccer.
This year, Special Olympics took part in the Fandi Ahmad Cup 2014, which was hosted by ITE College West, partnering Balestier Khalsa Football Club, during the ITE Fiesta. Grace Orchard School, Metta School, Delta Senior School and Special Olympics Singapore Outreach Team participated in this tournament under the Special Category, age 14-19 year-old. This tight contest set at 5 vs 5 round robin, which sees Grace Orchard School emerges as the overall champion of the competition. The athletes display their arsenal of skills during the thrilling games which left some of our hosts in awe!
Our sincere thanks to ITE College West and Balestier Khalsa Football Club for inviting us! We were also grateful to the various schools and athletes that participated in the event. The experience and atmosphere were exhilarating and everyone enjoyed themselves thoroughly!
Special Olympics Singapore was invited by MINDS to set up a booth at their annual Caregivers Day. The booth allow us to showcase the sports and programs we offer at SO Singapore. It was a good opportunity for us to introduce our programs, which allow us to reach out to more persons with intellectual disability to join sports. Our targeted audiences were the parents and caregivers of the special athletes in MINDS.
The general response and interest aroused was good. We managed to get a decent amount of people signing up for volunteers and our sports programme, where majority of the interests were on swimming. In addition, we raised our public awareness for parents and caregivers who had never come across Special Olympics.
The overall experience was positive. Special Olympics Staff also used this opportunity to do networking with our volunteers and athletes’ parents. We look forward to more of such invitations.
SO Athletes, together with volunteers took part in the SHAPE Run, under the 5km category on 17th August, Sunday. It was an enjoyable event,which the athletes were familiar with as they had been taking part in the SHAPE Run over the past few years. Our sincere Thanks to all volunteers who helped out with the event and ran alongside our athletes.
Special Olympics Singapore was honored to be invited to the 2014 National Day Reception, hosted by President of Singapore Mr Tony Tan, at the Istana. 30 athletes, officials, parents and EXCO members from the recent 2013 SO Asia Pacific Games and 7 EXCO members / staff were present at the Istana.
We thank Sport Singapore, MCCY and Istana for inviting Special Olympics to the annual event.
About 100 athletes and their families/volunteers participated in the Comchest Heartstring 4km walk. Special Olympics Singapore also had a booth selling hand-painted/handmade items done by our athletes. We sincerely thank everyone who supported us at this event.
SO Singapore was invited by AGAPE Group Holdings to a day of fun activities in Pulua Ubin on 9th August, Saturday. Athletes were split into groups and were involved in some trekking activites where they learned about the different plants. An outdoor cooking was also inplace during lunchtime where most athletes experience outdoor cooking for the first time! A post-lunch activity of treasure hunt was organizer for the athletes and their families as well. Before the day ended, all participants sang different National Day songs in celebration of Singapores’ 49th Birthday.
The Running Club participated in the 2014 TRI – Factor Run held on 3rd August 2014 at the Punggol Waterways. This was the first year that SO Singapore Running Club was invited to participate in the TRI Factor Series.
2 athletes, Huan Kia Song and Salihin bin Sinai, participated in the 10km category and the rest of the athletes participated in the 5km category. This was also the first race for our new athlete, Lucas Tan, who joined us in March 2014.
Our sincere appreciation to the race organizer, The Orange Room Pte Ltd and TRI Factor, for inviting our athletes to this event.
Special Olympics Singapore organized a Badminton Competition for athletes who did not participate in the last National Games. There were 33 athletes from 7 schools and centres participating in Singles category.
The morning started with a mass warm up conducted by athlete, Salihin bin Sinai and athletes oath recited by Johannes Cheong. After the matches, there was also a unified exhibition match by the higher ability athletes and the coaches.
Thank You to the Sports and Events Management Team from NYP Diploma in Sport and Wellness Management, our Outreach Club volunteers, Marsiling Secondary School Badminton Team, UWC East and all participating schools and centres.
SO Singapore was invited to take part in the annual NTU CurL event. The event was spilt into three sessions where volunteers from all walks of life met with various individuals from different organizations with disabilities. The first two sessions consisted of a bonding session between the volunteers and athletes. All participants bonded over team bonding games. On the final day, all participants took part in a dragon boat race where they rowed against different teams. It was a good experience for all the SO athletes involved as they not only learned a new sport, but also made new friends and learned to work as a team.
The Running Club participated in annual Mizuno Passion Wave Run 2014 held on 20th July 2014 at Mt Faber Park. Athletes Khor Eng Sheng and Lee Lin Han participated in the 16km Men Open Category. Khor Eng Sheng, accompanied by volunteer coach, Chris Yao, completed the 16km run in 1:43:37. Lee Lin Han, accompanied by volunteer coach Yeo Jia Chyang, complete the run in 1:36:32.
Our sincere appreciation to the race organizer, VGO Corporation Limited for waiving the entry fees for our athletes.
Special Olympics Singapore organized the inaugural Bowling Competition for athletes who did not participate in the last National Games. There were 78 athletes from 11 schools and centres participating in either Singles or Doubles. There were 14 divisions for Singles and 4 divisions for Doubles.
Thank You to the Sports and Events Management Team from NYP Diploma in Sport and Wellness Management, our volunteers and all participating schools and centres.
NCSS had extended the invitation to Special Olympics Singapore to the Singapore Chinese Orchestra Concert, titled “Our People, Our Music 2014: My Home – Singapore”. The concert was held at National Stadium Sports Hub. 40 athletes and parents from Running Club, Bocce Club, Swimming Club and Badminton Club attended the concert.
The 32 athletes and parents along with 1 staff and 2 EXCO attended the movie screening on 22nd June 2014, with courtesy from AGAPE Group Holdings. There was a meet and greet session with the movie casts 30 minutes before the movie starts. Our athletes and parents had certainly enjoyed the movie. Our sincere appreciation to AGAPE Group Holding for giving our athletes such wonderful opportunity.
Special Olympics Singapore was honoured to be invited to be part of the PAssionArts Month event entitled “A Piece of Art” organized by the West Coast Community Arts and Culture Club (CACC). Our athletes and parents were invited to do a mass canvas painting at West Wood Secondary School on 14th June 2014. A total of 36 canvas will be pieced up into a big large collective and will be displayed on the façade of Clementi Block 728. 9 SO Singapore athletes, together with their parents, were involved in the painting two of the 36 canvas.
Our appreciation to West Coast CACC for inviting our athletes to be part of this meaningful event.
Special Olympics Singapore was invited to a Meet & Greet session with David Beckham on 14th June 2014, Saturday. David Beckham shared his knowledge and journey of football with the participants at the event. Two of our football athletes and volunteer coach, Yuchi, had the opportunity to engage in a photo opportunity and activity session with David Beckham, where they learnt lots of tips from the legend. It was a good once in a lifetime experience for the boys.
This is the 20th year NTU Sports Club had successfully organized the National Vertical Marathon. A total of 20 special athletes raced up the 63 storeys at One Raffles Place on Sunday, 8th of June 2014.
The organisers had extended the invitation to Special Olympics Singapore for the 10th year running. However, due to the limited slots allocated to us, we were not able to open to all the special schools. Athletes from the Running Outreach Club and MINDS Napiri TDC took part in either the individual or relay category. Each athlete of the relay team ran up 13 storeys alongside their teachers and caregivers.
Once again, great assistance from the organisers who took good care of our athletes, event arrangement and execution. All the athletes had a great time especially after spending some time at the event area with free drinks and popcorns.
Special Olympics sent in 1 athlete, Charaveneswari d/o Selliah, to participate in the annual SDSC National Para Track & Field Championship 2014. She participated in the 800m and 1500m race.
7 of our Special Olympics Singapore athletes – Ahmad Salim, Annie McGuire, Lily Crawford, Sasha Bowers and Benson Tan took part in the Fighting Fish Santa Claus Meet, organized by the Singapore American Community Action Council. This is the first time Annie, Lily and Sasha competing in a mainstream swimming competition. All the athletes were given an event T-shirt.
We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the organizers for agreeing to waive off the registration fees for the athletes.
The weekly swimming club coaches and volunteers from UWC Dover organized a games day on 14 June 2014 for the athletes and coaches to bond together through water and land activities.
13 athletes and 18 coaches, including volunteers from the UWC Dover, were present for the activities. Parents and students of UWC Dover also prepared drinks and cakes for everyone.
Sincere appreciation to the UWC Dover teachers and students, who took time and effort to volunteer with us every Saturday at UWC Dover, assisting the athletes in their weekly trainings.
Special Olympics Singapore sent 1 athlete, Salihin bin Sinai, to participate in the TRI-Factor Swim Series. This is the first time SO Singapore is participating at the TRI – Factor race. Salihin participated in the 1.5km swim and completed with a time of 00:45.20.
Our sincere appreciation to the organizers of TRI – Factor, Orange Room, for waiving off the registration fees for our athletes and volunteers.
Special Olympics Singapore is into its third year of collaboration with Procter & Gamble (P&G) and NTUC for the annual “Thank You Mom” Campaign. This year’s campaign was also in conjunction with “Inclusion/Acceptance – Community building (Unified Sports). Besides celebrating the mummies behind the athletes, the campaign also showcases the concept of Unified Sports, where the partner and athlete come together in support of each other, fostering positive mindsets of intellectual disability.
The event started with the MINDS TGS Cool Kidz giving a wonderful dance performance. The two guest of honors, Mr Seah Kian Peng, CEO of Fairprice Singapore and Member of Parliament, and Mr Shankar Viswanatham, representative from P&G, gave an opening speech before representatives of both organization and the media joined our athletes for unified games. Our athletes were involved in a 30minutes session of unified football and badminton, followed by refreshments to close up the whole event.
Our sincere appreciation to MINDS Towner Gardens School for allowing us the usage of their facilities and their support.
Waking up as early as 5.30am on a Saturday morning was not an issue for our athletes as they headed down for the Milo Youth Triathlon, held at Changi Beach Park.
This year, Special Olympics took part in the Family Relay, which was flagged off by Guest-of-Honor Ms. Low Yen Ling, Parliament Secretary for the Ministry of Social & Family Development & Ministry for Culture, Community & Youth.
Athletes, siblings, parents & volunteers had an amazing time running, swimming & cycling! Excitement levels were at an all time high as athletes explored the carnival area & won themselves prizes from the game booths!
Our sincere thanks to Milo & MetaSport for having us! Asia PR Werkz for coordinating the event & last but not least, to all volunteers who woke up early to join us! It was great experience & everyone enjoyed themselves!
SO Singapore was invited to be part of the Singapore Swim Start Clinic on 20th May, Tuesday. Olympics Medalist, Christian Sprenger shared his knowledge on swimming with the participants at the event.
SO athletes, Danielle Moi had the opportunity to engage in a swimming session with Christian Sprenger, where she gained knowledge on how to improve on her strokes. It was a good experience for Danielle and she enjoyed herself thoroughly.
SO Singapore held a Table Tennis Competition on 17th May, Saturday at Raffles Instituition. Athletes from Tanglin School, Delta Senior Shool, and METTA School took part in the competition. It was a joyful day for everyone!
Our sincere thanks to Raffles Institution for readily opening up their premises to us, and to the students who helped out in the event.
SO athletes and their Mother were invited to a day of fun and games at the West Coast Community Centre on 10th May, Saturday by the volunteers from Project Coast2Coast. The activities of the day included painting, dancing, cake decorating and a movie screening.
Each athlete took home the cake he/she decorated – This was so that they could celebrate Mothers’ Day with their families, with the cake they had decorated.
The athletes enjoyed the activities and had fun making new friends. Our sincere thanks to Project Coast2Coast for organizing the activities for us!
6 of our athletes took part in the Canon Bowlinks competition on 7 May 2014.
Our athletes competed against athletes from other special ed schools as well as experienced bowlers from Bowling Association for the Disabled (BADS) and the 2 teams was placed 2nd and 7th respectively.
This is the second time Special Olympics Singapore have won 2nd place for the competition. Congratulations to all participating athletes.
Over 100 athletes, parents and teachers from MINDS and APSN attended the 2 hour event held on 3 May 2014. They started the morning by participating in a mass walkout, followed by a walk-a-jog before being led by a volunteer to the different stations to participate in activities such as learn to play tennis, floorball, etc.
Special Olympics Singapore was honored to be involved in the final day of the 2014 National Schools Track & Field Championship held at Choa Chu Kang Stadium.
A total of 16 athletes, 8 male and 8 female from Tanglin School, Delta Senior School, Grace Orchard School and Metta School competed in the 100m race. Suhairi bin Suhani and Michelle Yogeswari from Delta Senior School won the race with a timing of 12.76s and 15.59s respectively.
2 of our athletes, Muhammad Farhan and Reuben Khanal competed in the Community Games Bowling Tournament on 13 April 2014. They represented the Yio Chu Kang CSC and team up with other bowlers from the same district in this event. One of the teams which our athletes has partnered with emerged as Chapions for CG Central Singapore. It was a remarkable feat considering the number of teams that took part in the event.
35 of our athletes and family members were invited to a performing arts concert organised by Bendemeer Secondary School (BSS). The concert was a fundraisiing project for the needy students of BSS. Our athletes had the chance to enjoy different performances from dancing , singing to acting throughout the 3 hour concert.
11 of our athletes will be taking part in the 2014 Milo Youth Triathlon which will be held on 31 May 2014 at Changi Beach Park. A clinic was conducted by Meta Sport to help our athletes familiarise themselves with the event. Despite the unfavourable weather conditions, our athletes enjoyed themselves very much and were all smiles at the end of the event. Out of theses 11 athletes, 7 will be partnered up with their parent or sibling.
The Lions Club Tanah Merah organised a telematch activity day for athletes from Outreach Bocce Program and APSN Centre for Adults (CFA).
The teams played simple telematch games and ended the session with a "dressing up" game. Athletes from APSN CFA emerged as the overall winners and brought home the challenge trophy.
Special Olympics Singapore was invited to take part in PA PaddleFest, an annual water sporting event organised by People's Association (PA) held on 30 March 2014 at Jurong Lake.
The event saw 5 athletes, together with 7 volunteers and staff taking part in the Mixed PAVenture Dragon Boat Race, which they rowed for 300m to the finishing line.
A water Trail Activity was held on 29 March 2014 at the AMK-Bishan Park from 9am-1pm. Approximately 120 participants from Special Olympics Singapore and Dslexia Association of Singapore participated in the event.
The event was jointly organised by SO Singapore, the volunteer Switchboard, Singapore Environment Council (SEC), Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary School (KCPSS) and Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS), and was supported by volunteers from Hwa Chong Institution (HCI).
A cheque of S$2,425 was also presented to "The Starits Times School Pocket Money Fund" at the end of the water trail event which was raised by our athletes from a charity car wash event in Oct 2013.
Special Olympics Singapore would like to thank the Volunteer Switchboard, SEC, KCPSS, DAS and HCI for their assistance and collaboration in the event.
20 athletes from our Outreach Soccer Program were invited to a football clinic led by ex Manchester United player, Paul Scholes which was held at Jalan Besar Stadium and sponsored by Courts.
Participants were put through the different drills lined up by the Courts Young Lions coaches and given the opportunity to play against Paul Scholes and Young Lions in a brief telematch. Our athletes thoroughly enjoyed themselves as they had the chance to meet renowed football athletes.
Special Olympics Singapore was invited to the Community Sports Festival, organized by Ang Mo Kio GRC and SengKang West SMC held on 16 March 2014 at Anchorvale Community Centre.
Over 50 participants includiing athletes, parents, volunteer coaches, board members and staff participated in the event. The event kicked off with the brisk walk, followed by some try-out games booth for everyone. Our athletes, Johannes Cheong, Ng Seok Hian and Nurul Asyiqin had the opportunity to be interviewed by the media.
Special Olympics Singapore conducted a Unified Football Workshop on 15 March 2014 for coaches, teachers and volunteers participating in the 5-a-side Unified Football Competition in May. The purpose of the workshop was to help participants better understand Unified Sports as well as how to better manage a Unified Football Team. Participants were then taught how to carry out the skills Assessment Test with the help of athletes from Outreach Soccer Program. Certificates were given out to all participants who attended the workshop at the end of the day.
We thank all participants and volunteers involved for being part of the Unified Sports initiative.
As part of their Founders Day Celebration, Gan Eng Seng School (GESS) invited Special Olympics Singapore to take part in a dragon boat fun race which was held at Kallang River on 14th March 2014. A team of 20 consisting of 12 athletes and 8 staff, volunteers and teachers took part in the event. It was the first time dragon boating for most of the athletes who had a very enjoyable time.
Special Olympics Singapore would like to thank GESS for inviting our athletes to this event.
Special Olympics Singapore were invited to participate in the Yio Chu Kang bowling tournament by Yio Chu Kang CSC. 8 athletes participated in the event on 9 March 2014 at Safra Yishun Orchid Bowl. Our athletes competed against grassroots leaders, national agencies and active member from the constituency.
It was an enjoyable day for our athletes as they were given the opportunity to mingle with other participants over the game.
We would like to thank Yio Chu Kang CSC for organising such an enjoyable event.
The Unified Sports Train the Trainer event was hosted by the Special Olympics Asia Pacific for coaches, staff and National Directors to help them better understand the Unified Sports initiative. 2 of our Sports Development Officers were invited to participate in the 3 days course from 7-9 March.
The course teaches participants on how to introduce Unified Sports to the community and to conduct them. On the final day, athletes and unified partners from Special Olympics Singapore were invited to take part in the practical session. This was to allow the participants from the TTT workshop to have a hands on experience working with the athletes and coaching them.
Our sincere appreciation to Special Olympics Asia Pacific for conducting a meaningful event.
3 athletes competed in the Canon Bowlinks Bowling Competition on 5 March 2014 at the National Service Country Club. It was a good opportunity for the athletes to gain exposure as they competed against experienced bowlers from Bowling Association for the Disabled. The athletes came in 2nd for the competition.
Special Olympics Motor Activity Training Program (MATP) is designed for athletes with severe of profound intellectual disability who are unable to participate in Official Special Olympics sport competitions because of their skill and/or functional abilities.
Special Olympics conducted a MATP workshop for coaches at Rainbow Centre Margaret Drive School on 1st March 2014 from 9am – 12noon.
A total of 34 Participants from four schools – Eden School, AWWA School, Rainbow Centre Margaret Drive and Yishun Park School, attended the workshop, which was conducted by Dr. Teo-Koh Sock Miang. The participants first attended a theory session on what MATP is all about and the different types of sports that are catered to athletes with special needs through adaptation. The second half of the workshop saw participants engaging in a practical session where they had a hands on experience on how one activity can have different variations to cater to the athlete’s needs. The activities at different stations were designed to test athlete’s mobility, dexterity and fundamental skills.
Our sincere appreciation to Rainbow Centre Margaret Drive for opening up their compound to us!
The athletes and coaches of the Special Olympics Asia Pacific Games contingent was invited to the launch of the 28th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games and the 8th ASEAN Para Games held on 15 February 2014 at the Gardens by the Bay. The Guest-of-Honour for the event was President Tony Tan Keng Yam.
The event marked the start of Singapore’s journey to host these two major sporting events in 2015. The organizers also took this opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the Team Singapore athletes and participants at the recent 27th SEA Games and 7th ASEAN Para Games held in Myanmar, and 1st Special Olympics Asia Pacific Games in Newcastle.
Some of our athletes were also involved in the networking session with President Tony Tan.