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Special Olympics hosting bocce competition in Barrie

Saturday's event at Barrie Sports Dome part of organization's Hometown Games program
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Special Olympics Ontario (SOO) is excited to return to competition after two years of lockdown and restrictions forced the organization to pause all in-person programming.

SOO Barrie is hosting a Hometown Games bocce competition this Saturday, July 16 at the Barrie Sports Dome.

Hometown Games is a new form of competition that SOO hopes will touch every community across Ontario. What is unique and exciting about Hometown Games is its flexibility — it’s adaptable and easily tailored to each community and their needs.

Hometown Games is an exciting way to bring the community and everyone involved with Special Olympics together under the unified banner of sport. Hometown Games is a great way to introduce athletes to new sports, get new athletes involved, and host and attend unique events you never have before. Ultimately, SOO believes Hometown Games will promote further growth, opportunities, and participation in sport.

Bocce is one of five summer sports at SOO. Hometown Games provides athletes of all abilities and diverse needs an opportunity for competition.

“Special Olympics Ontario is proud to support Special Olympics Barrie during Hometown Games and return to competition,” states Abby Zalewski, Hometown Games event co-ordinator and PR team lead at SOO. “Our mission is to create an atmosphere for athletes to compete in a fun, friendly and safe environment.”

For more information regarding the SOO Barrie bocce competition, please click here.

Hometown Games allows for community hosts to have full autonomy regarding the shape and scale of their events. If your community is interested in hosting a Hometown Games event, please fill out the host registration form on the SO Hometown Games website. To find a competition near you please visit the events page on our site.

For further information about Hometown Games, perks of hosting, and the supports SOO is offering to host communities, please contact Zalewski at [email protected].