**As our communities continue to heed the warnings of the Coronavirus, all Special Connections practices and events are still suspended. However, I am hoping and planning for our golf season to start on time on May 7th. Kelly and I will continue to keep everyone updated on our organization's status as it pertains to this pandemic, and we want everyone to stay safe and healthy.**
SPECIAL OLYMPICS GOLF REGISTRATION
Registration is now open to athletes ages 8 and up to sign up for 9 Hole Unified, Individual Skills, or 3 or 6 Hole golf events. Those athletes returning from last year are guaranteed a spot on the roster as long as you respond by April 16th. All other athletes interested will go on a waiting list, and starting April 17th I will begin pulling from the waiting list so long as there are spots available. *Note: new athletes must compete in Individual Skills their first year. Some of the returning athletes had already told me they would be coming back, but please confirm that now with the event you would like to participate in. The roster will be restricted to a total of 20 athletes, and the cost to participate will be a one time fee of $15 for the entire season.
9 Hole Unified and Individual Skills will practice every Thursday (weather permitting), starting May 7th, and 3 & 6 Hole golfers will join the practices starting May 21st at The Creek (formerly Nettle Creek) at 5355 Saratoga Rd in Morris. Individual Skills practice shift will be 5:20-6:30, and 9 Hole Unified and 3 & 6 Hole golfers shift will be 6:20-7:30. The first 10 minutes of practice is dedicated to stretches and warm ups. Please watch the video for more information.
Regional competitions are as follows:
9 Hole Unified on Wednesday, July 8th in Chicago Heights
Individual Skills on Monday, July 13th in Oglesby
3 & 6 Hole on Monday, August 3rd in Bartlett
State Golf (Outdoor Sports Festival) will be September 12-13 in Decatur for those who earn a gold medal at Regional.