The basketball competition was a part of the Special Olympic games Ontario School Titles and Qualifiers Program (formerly referred to as Four Corners), and people from the Cornwall Community Police Service were at CCVS in their ongoing support for Special Olympic games activities.

“It is a great chance to focus on and showcase how our community celebrates our partnership with Special Olympic games Ontario,” CCVS principal Chris Boulay stated. “The scholars are looking forward to playing, about (the potential of getting to provincials).

“Police force (groups would be the greatest fundraisers) for Special Olympic games Ontario. Without their support, many of our programs could not run.”

The College Titles and Qualifiers Program provides competition possibilities, using the chance for advancement for college students age 13-21 by having an intellectual disability, within the sports of track and field, bocce, soccer and basketball.

“We are very honoured to possess (representation in the) Cornwall Community Police Service here,” Johnson stated in her own remarks following a rousing introduction of teams before play started.

Those who win from the basketball competition at CCVS entitled to the Provincial School Championship at the begining of June. The 2015-16 school season has 48 regional qualifiers across Ontario, with student-athletes competing for that chance to succeed to individuals provincials, which this season is going to be located by Durham Region, June 1-3.

There is a great deal at risk Tuesday when local teams competed in the Cornwall Collegiate school gym inside a basketball competition that offered like a Special Olympic games Ontario provincial qualifier.

Special Olympic games Ontario includes a mission statement to supply year-round sports training and sports competition for people with intellectual disabilities.

“It is good, quality, fun competition,” stated Brittany Johnson, the Special Olympic games Ontario school event co-ordinator for Eastern Ontario.

The host Golden Raiders were perfectly symbolized, with five teams, there were squads from St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Cornwall and North Dundas within the Winchester-Chesterville area.

Cornwall Collegiate and many other schools around town happen to be very active through the years in hosting occasions, also it was early last May whenever a first-time sports festival found St. Joseph’s Catholic School.

Various stations were setup within the gym for any Special Olympic games Ontario event that incorporated grade school kids throughout the location taking part in sporting activities for example floor hockey, free throw shooting, softball . . . as well as Zumba dancing.

“It puts smiles on their own faces, on all the watching people and also the staff that actually work using the students every single day.Inch

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