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2019 Special Olympics Ontario,
Invitational Youth Games,
Mascots Unveiling

Broadcast time: 06:00
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Corporate Communications

On Wednesday, February 20, 2019, Chief Mark Saunders will officially unveil the 2019 Special Olympics Ontario Invitational Youth Games mascots.

The Toronto Police Service is tremendously honoured to have been named the host agency for the #YouthGames2019. In addition to hosting the games, Chief Mark Saunders has also been named the “Honorary Chair” for the games.

The games will be the first of its kind and will be part of the year-long 50th anniversary worldwide celebration of Special Olympics (July 2018 – June 2019).

Over two thousand participants from around the world will partake in the games May 14-17, 2019, comprising of student athletes between 13–21 years of age with and without intellectual disabilities, accompanied by their coaches.

The unveiling will take place at The Hanger - 75 Carl Hall Road, at 11 a.m., and will coincide with the School Championships Bocce Qualifier – Toronto West, where student athletes from Toronto West and the GTA will compete to qualify to attend the upcoming Youth Games in May.

It is expected that there will be approximately 100 student athletes in attendance.

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Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Sergeant Michael Puterbaugh, Toronto Police Service Games Manager - Special Olympics Ontario Invitational Youth Games