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SPECIAL OLYMPICS ONTARIO – AURORA (SOO-AURORA) is part of a larger, international, charitable movement which provides year-round sport training for persons with intellectual disabilities. Developed in Canada in 1969 by Canadian physical education professor Dr. Frank Hayden, the objective of the organization is to ensure that persons with intellectual disabilities can and should participate in physical exercise.
Special Olympics is not just an event that takes place once every four years, as there are hundreds of Special Olympics programs throughout the province that provide athletes with the opportunity to train and compete twelve months of the year in local, regional, national and international events.
Special Olympics Ontario – Aurora was established in 2006 by the head coach of Aurora Master Ducks Swim Club who wanted to “give back” to the community. Recognizing the need for these types of programs in Aurora, forming a swim club was a natural step and the Special Ducks Swim Club was formed. SOO-Aurora now offers a total of five sports, with plans to offer more sports over the coming years, all of which provide valuable training and competitive opportunities to members of our community.

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