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YMCA membership for athletes

The state has partnered with YMCA to offer free Y memberships to athletes! There's even an option for a provider to join to accompany the athlete if needed!

The state provided information about the program and instructions for getting a Y membership in this PDF:

YMCA membership instructions

Here's a summary with the form you need to fill out:

Use this web form to sign up.

You will need to enter your name and contact information, including an email address and a phone number. If you don't use email or a phone, enter someone else's, like a parent's. Your Y membership will be sent to the email address.

Use our name for the Local Organization: click the +Add button and look for "Delaware Special Olympics".

If a private provider is required, enter that person's name. If the provider changes from day to day, enter one main provider's name.

Choose the preferred YMCA location from the menu (by clicking the +Add button).

The athlete and their local coordinator will receive an email confirmation.

-- Connie Warner, Local Coordinator

2022-2023 Cheer Signup

12/10/2022

We are able to offer cheer this season! We'll use the YCMA instead of Willis. The Y's address is 1121 S Houk Rd, Delaware, OH 43015.

Practice will be from 2:30 - 3:30 PM on Sundays, starting December 18th. Please see our calendar on our website.

Sign up with the Google Form as usual. You will need to have a current medical / release from on file which you can get from the Forms page on our website.

-- Connie Warner, Local Coordinator

Garth Aldrich

12/5/2022

Sadly, I need to send this out to everyone: we lost Garth Aldrich. Garth was a supporter of Delaware County Special Olympics for many years. Some of you have known him longer than I. He will be missed by all. I will be sending flowers from our organization.

His obituary has more information about his life and his contributions to the community.

-- Connie Warner, Local Coordinator

2022-2023 Swim Signup

10/24/2022

I'm happy to announce that we have a coach for swimming AND we have the Ohio Wesleyan University pool, the Meek Aquatics and Recreation Center as well!

Our season will start on Sunday, November 6th. Practice will be from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. We won't practice when OWU is on break, see our calendar for practice dates.

Please sign up using the Google form. Everyone needs a current medical/release form from our website.

Looking forward to seeing you at the pool!

-- Connie Warner, Local Coordinator

2022-2023 Basketball Signup

9/16/2022

It's time to sign up for basketball! We are happy to be back at Willis Educational Center on Saturdays this year:

  • Men at 12 noon (corrected)

  • School Age 1:30-3

  • Lady Racers 3-4 (corrected)

Our season will run from October 8 to February 25. See our calendar for dates.

I have not heard from the Men's coaches so it is possible that we will not be able to have a Men's team. If you can coach or you know someone that can please contact me.

Please sign up using the Google form. Everyone needs a current medical/release form from our website.

Looking forward to seeing you at Willis!

-- Connie Warner, Local Coordinator

Rita Treese is inviting her students to a reunion

9/13/2022

This is not a Special Olympics event, but we're sharing this announcement because we know lots of our SODCOH family will want to know about this...

Rita Treese is inviting you to a reunion if if you were in her class or she worked with you on Transition at Buckeye Valley HS, Olentangy HS, Olentangy Liberty HS, Olentangy Orange HS, Olentangy Berlin HS or Hickory Knoll School at any time!

The date, time and location:

Sunday, October 23rd
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Delaware Township Hall
2590 Liberty Rd.
Delaware, Ohio

There will be food, dancing, friends, and fun!

RSVP to / more info from:
mtreese@columbus.rr.com
740-815-2540
or
vhughes1@columbus.rr.com
740-272-3349
See also her
flyer.

2022 Fall Bowling signup

7/18/2022

It's time to sign up for fall bowling! We will be at Penn Lanes on Saturdays from 11am to 1pm starting October 15th. See our calendar for dates.

Please sign up using the Google form. Everyone needs a current medical/release form from our website.

Looking forward to seeing you at the alley!

Newsletter Issue 5: SPRING - SUMMER 2022 Published

6/1/2022

Please read our newsletter, Issue 5: SPRING - SUMMER 2022.

2022 Volleyball signup

4/29/2022

We have a gym for volleyballon Wednesdays, Olentangy Indian Springs Elementary at 3828 Home Rd, Powell. Dates and times to follow, but it's time to signup!

Please sign up the usual way with the Google Form. You will need to have a current medical form on file, available on our web site.

Happy to have another sport back!

-- Connie Warner, Local Coordinator

Knights Of Columbus Charity Cash Draw Fundraiser

4/16/2022

Here is a flyer for our current fundraiser. Please read it and participate. Tickets for the drawing are $5 each. We will get 80% of the ticket sales. This is a fast and relatively easy way for us to raise money. Tickets are on sale until May15th. Thanks for your help!

-- Connie Warner, Local Coordinator

Starting A New Sport This Year! Baseball!

4/16/2022

We are happy to announce a new sport, baseball! We will be practicing at the Concord Township Park fields, at 6385 Home Road, Delaware, Ohio.

I have been involved with baseball for the last 25years. I have been a parent volunteer, coach, and board memberin Challenger Little League as well as the Director of The Night League, and operations committee member for Miracle League of Central Ohio. If you are an experienced player or trying it for the first time, I encourage you to join us! You will not regret it. Both male and female athletes play. The game is modified so that everyone can be successful. I have never had anyone try it and not like it. I hope to see you on the field. It could be the best part of your summer.

Our practices are on the calendar and will be at 7:00 PM, usually on Thursdays, but with some Wednesdays:

  • Thursday, May 5th

  • Thursday, May 12th

  • Thursday, May 19th

  • Wednesday, May 25th

  • Thursday, June 2nd

  • Wednesday, June 8th

  • Wednesday, June 15th

  • Thursday, June 23rd

  • Thursday June 30th

As usual, sign up with the Google Form. You will need to have a current Medical Form on file.

-- Connie Warner, Local Coordinator

First Annual Poker Run To Benefit SODCOH

4/14/2022

One of our parents and volunteers, Shana, has organized a fundraiser to benefit our Special Olympics organization! See the Poker Run Flyer for details. It will be held on Saturday, June 4th.

Volunteers are needed, contact Shana Michalle by email, shana.michalle@gmail.com for more information about volunteering.

-- Connie Warner, Local Coordinator

Interested in volleyball?

4/7/2022

Are you interested in volleyball? Can you help coach? Please let us know with this Google Form Survey!

-- Connie Warner, Local Coordinator

2022 Powerlifting Signup

3/24/2022

It's powerlifting time! This season start on April 2nd. We will be practicing Saturdays from 10:30 to 11:30am and Mondays from 7:30 to 8:30 pm at Legion Fitness, 367 Village Park Dr., Powell, OH 43065. I have the days in the calendar.

Sign up with the Google Form as usual. All athletes must have current medical/release forms on file, available on our web site.

2022 Spring Bowling Signup

3/15/2022

It's time to sign up for Spring Bowling! This season will be on Saturdays, 11:00 am from April 2nd to June 18th at Penn Lanes. I have the days in the calendar. We won't bowl on May 7th.

Sign up with the Google Form as usual. All athletes must have current medical/release forms on file, available on our web site.

Go Racers!!!

-- Connie Warner, Local Coordinator

2022 Bocce, Tennis, and Track Signups

3/1/2022

We have approval for track and bocce!!! Both bocce and track will practice Tuesdays 6-8 at Orange Middleschool. Our first practice will be April 19th. We will have to skip April 26th and May 3rd because the school district is using the track. All times are on the website calendar at sodcoh.org.

Please sign up using the Bocce Signup Google Form and the Track Signup Google Form.

You can still sign up for tennis, too. Tennis will practice Saturdays, 12-1:30 pm, starting April 23rd at Liberty High School. Please use this Tennis Signup Google Form.

All athletes need to have a current medical/release form on file.

Go Racers!!!

-- Connie Warner, Local Coordinator

2022 Spring Sports Update

2/15/2022

I want to thank you for your patience over the past few months. I know it has been difficult and we all want to return to participation in our sports. We have been through a lot in the past few years. Hopefully we can move forward and get back into practice and competition.

We will be opening up outdoor sports first. You can expect track, bocce and tennis registration soon. I expect Tuesdays 6:00 - 8:00 for bocce and track. Tennis will be on Saturdays at noon (12:00). I am waiting on confirmation for the location so things might change.

Our indoor sports will open as soon as covid numbers drop significantly. We have had at least one case of covid in each of our indoor sports this fall. We are operating with an abundance of caution. Bowling, powerlifting and volleyball are on hold until further notice. I hope it will be soon!!

All sports will be added to the calendar at sodcoh.org when finalized. I will also send another note.

Should you have suggestions or be available to volunteer, please contact me!!

-- Connie Warner, Local Coordinator

2022 Winter Bowling Signup

12/9/2021

It's time to sign up for winter bowling! Winter bowling will be on Saturdays at 11 AM starting January 8th. The dates have been added to our calendar.

Please sign up using the Google Form. You will need to have a current medical/release form, available on our web site.