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Media Advisory,
2019 Special Olympics Ontario Invitational Youth Games (IYG),
Chief Mark Saunders presents Floor Hockey Medals,
Thursday, May 16, 2019, at 2 p.m., International Centre (Hall 5) 6900 Airport Road

Broadcast time: 11:10
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Corporate Communications

The inaugural Invitational Youth Games is taking place at venues across the Greater Toronto Area. A total of 2,500 athletes and coaches from Canada, the United States and the Caribbean, will be taking part in the youth games. The theme is Toronto 'Uniting the World."

Student athletes from ages 13 to 21 years old, with and without intellectual disabilities, alongside their coaches will take part in five sporting events.

In conjunction with the IYG will be the Special Olympics Floor Hockey Championship involving 18 teams from across Ontario and five invitational teams from Canada. Over 400 athletes and coaches are participating in the Floor Hockey games with the opportunity to advance to the 2020 National Winter Games to be hosted in Thunder Bay, Ontario and subsequently the 2021 World Games in Sweden.

On Thursday, May 16, 2019, at 2 p.m., Chief Mark Saunders will be presenting the Floor Hockey Medals, at the International Centre (Hall 5) 6900 Airport Road.

You may visit the Youth Games 2019 website for further information. #youthgames2019 #MeetTheBrave

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Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications