Police promoting local Special Olympics Adopt-an-Athlete Initiative

Wednesday, March 26, 2014   by: Chris Dawson

The North Bay Police service is expected to be launching a campaign which will allow local businesses and schools to Adopt-an-Athlete for the upcoming 2015 Ontario Special Olympics that will take place in the Gateway City next February. 

Chief Paul Cook introduced the program during a meeting with the four school board directors that he says he’s  included in periodically during the school year. 

“We are hoping for a proposed $500 fee, community groups, schools or even classes, can adopt an athlete and meet the athlete and have contact with him/her during their time at the event,” Cook said in a phone interview with on Wednesday morning. 

The Police service is working in conjunction with Special Olympics Ontario to help host the event, which includes a fundraising Polar Plunge which will take place this weekend on the still very frozen shores of Lake Nipissing. 

Note: Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of Keep discussions civil and on topic. Refrain from obscenity and don't post anything that your grandmother would be ashamed to read.
Advertising | Membership | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | About | Contact Us | Feedback

Copyright ©2014 - All rights reserved
News Sports