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Welcome to the SOSVG News & Media Centre.

Here you can review all our latest news, press releases, and media coverage, access our Photo Gallery and much more. See our upcoming events from local to international in the events calendar.

 

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18th November, 2014 - Special Olympics SVG makes special appeal

CHAIR OF SPECIAL Olympics SVG (SOSVG) Sir Errol Allen wants more persons to come aboard
and assist in ensuring that the organization endures to posterity.
Allen made this plea as he addressed the opening ceremony at the National Games last Friday afternoon at the Victoria Park.

Read the full article
here.

Content courtesy of Searchlight newspaper Publication
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 St. Vincent & the Grenadines

 

 Commissioner of Police Michael Charles presents a cheque for $2,000 to Janice McMaster of SOSVG

 


10th November, 2014 - Special Olympics SVG Swimmers prepare for Special Olympics World
Summer Games 2015

In sport we are used to hearing the announcement “rain stopped play” but the rain was no match for the courage and dedication of the Special Olympics SVG athletes as they swum their hearts out at the Shrewsbury Pool, Ratho Mill. The swimming match took place Saturday 8th November, 2014 and was the latest in the series of successful events leading up to the Special Olympics National Games next weekend and the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles in July 2015.

The outstanding efforts of the athletes and their level of completion showed once again that their ability prevails over their disability. Athletes battled it out in the kickboard race, 25m freestyle, 50m freestyle, 25m Breaststroke, Mixed 25m relay and 4x25m freestyle.

In Special Olympics everyone is a winner. Therefore, all athletes were awarded for their effort. However, Krista Bynoe and Walsh Ollivierre, who attend the Sunshine School for Children with Special Needs-Bequia, were awarded Best Senior Swimmer and Best Junior Male Swimmer respectively. Rudolph Thompson of Biabou, a past student of the School for Children with Special Needs Kingstown, was awarded Best Senior Male Swimmer. Well done to all of them.

The high level of performance looks very good for our athletes’ chances of winning medals in Aquatics at the Special Olympics World Summer Games 2015. Four athletes; Krista Bynoe, Racquel Miller, Kemuiel Frederick and Walsh Ollivierre from Bequia, will be competing in Aquatics at the World Games.

The Swim Meet kicks off the National Games which will be held at Victoria Park on Friday 14th November, 2014. The Nationals Games will be the highlight of the Special Olympic year and begins with a grand opening ceremony at 4.15pm on Friday. The following day (Saturday 15th November) the Games begin at 9.30am. Special Olympic SVG encourages everyone to come and support our athletes and enjoy athletics, Bocce and a host of field events.
 

L-R: Best Senior Swimmer Krista Bynoe, Best Senior Male Swimmer Rudolph Thompson and Best Junior Male Swimmer Walsh Ollivierre


9th September, 2014 - EKS Day Bocce Competition

Special Olympics St. Vincent & the Grenadines celebrates Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day with A Bocce Competition on Saturday 27th September, 2014, at the Solidarity Car Park, Kingstown, commencing at 1pm. The theme of the Tournament is "Acceptance, Inclusion, Unity".

Celebrate with us by assembling a team to enjoy an exciting day of joy, inspiration and determination as you play a friendly game of Bocce.

Click here to register your team.

Twenty-Eight Special Olympics Athletes would be taking part in the Special Olympics World Summer Games 2015 in Los Angeles, California from 25th July - 2nd August, 2015.
They be taking part in Athletics, Aquatics, Bocce, Football and Lawn Tennis. Make an athlete's dream come true. Share how you can "Take us to the World".
Every Gift makes a big Difference
 

Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day Bocce Competition


23rd May, 2014 - Volunteer Coaches prepped on Special Olympics Requirements

TWENTY-THREE Special Olympics volunteers are now better equipped to coach persons who are
physically and mentally challenged. This, after a one-day training workshop held last Saturday at the
Conference room of the National Sports Council at the Arnos Vale Playing Field.

Workshop facilitator Bill Hauser, who has been a Special Olympics volunteer with 25 years of experience, told SEARCH-LIGHT: "I was pleased to see the turnout of coaches and what l liked was that they had dialogue among themselves ... They shared their stories., their experiences."

Among the areas covered on Saturday by  Hauser in the theoretical session were protective
behaviours,  coaches' and athletes' conduct and responsibilities and unified sports.

Read the full article here.

Content courtesy of Searchlight newspaper Publication
Friday, May 23, 2014 St. Vincent & the Grenadines
 

 

Bill Hauser - Special Olympics workshop facilitator


21st April 2014 - Special Olympics SVG Shares Jackpot Win

Cassandra Richards, the winner of the Special Olympics SVG (SOSVG) bingo jackpot, has decided to share her big win to Take Us to the World. Cassandra won the $2,000 prize, sponsored by the St. Vincent Brewery Limited, at the mammoth fundraising efforts at the SOSVG gala fundraising jamboree held in the SVG Bank car park. The fundraiser was a great success and behind the activity and merriment is the very serious drive to take 25 Special Olympians to the World Games being staged in Los Angeles next year.

Cassandra was over the moon at her good fortune and decided to share it with the Take Us to the World SO campaign. She said

“I went to the Gala to show my support for the Special Olympics cause and had so much fun. I love bingo but never thought I would win anything. I was thrilled at winning the jackpot. When I listened to the speeches and was told about the “Take Us to the World” campaign I just had to show my support by sharing the prize. I hope many others will follow me in making sure our athletes can get to America next year for the World Game”.

Special Olympics SVG last participated in the Northern Ireland World Game in 2003, when we sent the largest team ever - twenty athletes and six officials. Back then our team did us proud by winning a tally of 15 medals (3 gold, 6 silver and 6 bronze). Ms Janice McMaster (SOSVG National Director) reiterated

“It is once again our aim to be part of this most prestigious event and take pride in giving our athletes the opportunity of bringing back gold. Cassandra is a great example and we know others will step up”.

If you would like to support the campaign to Take us to the World don’t delay contact Janice McMaster at Special Olympics today. Phone: (784)458-4626/532-8525; E-mail: info@sosvg.org
 

 

Janice McMaster-National Director and
Cassandra Richards-Jackpot winner


15th April 2014 - National Lotteries Authority Sponsors Special Olympics Athlete to Special Olympics Caribbean Business Meeting at Pegasus Hotel Jamaica, April 24th to 26th.

The Special Olympics bandwagon is rolling and picking up speed on its way to the World Games in Los Angeles next year. An important stop along the way will be the Caribbean Business Meeting in Jamaica next week. Janice McMaster Special Olympics National Director said

“The high profile event is held annually to provide leadership development to National Board Chairs, Key Board Leaders, National Directors, Sports Directors, Athletes and Games and Competition Volunteers. However, this year there is bound to be a focus on the LA Games.”

The delegation will be led by SO Chairman Sir Errol Allen and include Assistant Superintendent Jonathan Nichols (Coordinator of the Law Enforcement Torch Run) and Janice McMaster (National Director of Special Olympics SVG). The Chairman expressed his thanks to the National Lotteries Authority for sponsoring Ornoro John-athlete and assistant coach to attend the meeting. He said

“Ornoro’s inclusion in the delegation is symbolic of Special Olympics’ values which are about empowering athletes and their families to contribute to the development of the Games. We are grateful to the National Lotteries Authority and look forward to their continued support in our drive towards the World Games.”

Ms McMaster concluded by stating
“Special Olympics SVG is setting up its “Take us to the World' committee to assist in the fundraising campaign and enable our athletes' dreams to come true. We expect that between now and next year we will have raised $350,000 to make this dream a reality. We shall return from Jamaica energised and ready to do whatever is necessary to Take Us to the World”.

If you would like to support the drive to Take us to the World don’t delay contact Janice McMaster at Special Olympics today at 784-4584626/ info@sosvg.org.
 

 

Special Olympics SVG Athlete
and Assistant Coach - Ornoro John


11th April, 2014 - Special Olympics SVG 'Take Us to the World'

SPECIAL OLYMPICS SVG kicked off their World Summer Games fund-raising efforts last weekend with a gala fund-raising jamboree in Kingstown.

Read the full article here.

Content courtesy of Searchlight newspaper Publication
Friday, April 11, 2014 St. Vincent & the Grenadines

 

 

5th March, 2014 - R-WORD Spread the Word to End the Word

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4th March, 2014 - Floor Hockey and Bingo to Benefit Special Olympics SVG

You can help send a Special Olympics team to an elite International competition and, at the same time, come away with big winnings. Special Olympics St. Vincent and the Grenadines is raising funds to send a team of athletes to the
Special Olympics World Summer Games to be held in Los Angeles, California in 2015. The event takes place on Saturday March 29th, 2014 at Bank of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Car park, 7:00pm.

Lucky players will have lots of fun and a chance of winning the Jackpot prize of EC$2,000, sponsored by the St. Vincent Brewery Ltd, while helping St. Vincent & the Grenadines Special Olympic athletes reach the World Games. You can also win other cash prizes.

SUPPORT! PLAY! WIN!


St. Vincent Brewery Limited


3rd February, 2014 - Special Olympics St. Vincent & the Grenadines Plan 2014

The mission of Special Olympics St. Vincent & the Grenadines is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.”

The organization has set out proposed plans for 2014 that would: develop the quality of the athletes, intensify awareness of how the movement can transform athletes’ lives and that of their families; enhance fundraising initiatives; and expand relationship with corporations, foundations, civic and service organizations and government agencies.

To review full report, click here.


   


6th December, 2013 - SOSVG Honours Stalwarts

The Board of Directors of Special Olympics St. Vincent and the Grenadines observed the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Tuesday by presenting plaques of appreciation to two stalwarts of the local Special Olympics movement: Velma Jackson and Tyrone “Tweety” Spence.
For more information, click
here.
 
Content courtesy of I-Witness News, 5th December, 2013 St. Vincent & the Grenadines
 


 Tyrone “Tweety” Spence (centre) receives a plaque
 from Janice McMaster


12th November, 2013 - SOSVG National Games 2013

The return of the National Special Olympic Games to the sporting calendar for the special people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines has surpassed the expectations of many, including national director of Special Olympics, Janice McMaster.
For more information, click
here.
 
Content courtesy of Searchlight newspaper, Vol19 No.81
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 St. Vincent & the Grenadines
 


Senior Men's 4x100m


20th September, 2013 - SOSVG Coaches Revitalized

Six coaches from different sporting disciplines met recently with Special Olympics St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SOSVG) to initiate a way forward for the athletes of SOSVG. Janice McMaster, national director and Terrence Davis, coach and athlete representative on the Board of Directors of Special Olympics SVG, addressed the coaches and gave them a brief outline of what is expected from them on the various plans for 2013 and beyond. For more information, click here.

Content courtesy of Searchlight newspaper, Vol19 No.67
Friday September 20, 2013 St. Vincent & the Grenadines


10th June, 2013 - SOSVG Raffle Prizes Presented

Special Olympics St Vincent and the Grenadines presented prizes to the lucky winners of the SOSVG Raffle on Monday, 10th June 2013.

The first prize, a 32” LED Flat Screen Television, donated by Courts St Vincent Ltd was presented to Taj Moore of Calder Ridge by Marketing Manager Alexis John.



Athletes, coaches and directors of SOSVG



Sharon Sutherland received the second prize, a Blackberry Curve 9360, on behalf of Novita Roberts of Fancy, from Marketing Manager Juno DeRoche of Digicel SVG Ltd, donor of the prize.

L-R: Janice McMaster, Terrence Davis, Taj Moore, Alexis John and Anthony Yorke


The third prize, a Digital Deep Fryer, was donated by C.D. Veira/Singer and the lucky winner was Isha Simmons of Bequia.

Special Olympics St Vincent and the Grenadines will continue to raise funds towards ensuring the success of the National Games which will be held 9th –10th August 2013, at the Arnos Vale Sporting Complex, as well as for the participation of our athletes in upcoming regional and international Special Olympics events.

The thrust and efforts of Special Olympics St Vincent and the Grenadines focus on providing opportunities to persons with disabilities through sporting activities.  Over 200 athletes will participate in the 2013 National Games.  Athletes will be participating in track & field events, bocce and football.

Special Olympics St Vincent and the Grenadines extends congratulations to the raffle winners and a special thank you to all the sponsors and persons who supported this fund-raising activity.


L-R: Anthony Yorke, Juno Deroche, Sharon Sutherland and Janice McMaster


11th May, 2013 - SOSVG Raffle Sale

SOSVG took to capital Kingstown to put on a raffle sale. The event took place in Heritage Square and was headed by Janice McMaster and Terrence Davis.

 

Terrence Davis and Janice McMaster

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