NOTE TO EDITORS: Photos will follow after the event on Friday.
TORONTO, May 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Select Special Olympics soccer players will
go head-to-head with senior members from the TFC Academy in an
exhibition game on Friday, May 4 at Toronto's BMO Field. The game will
kick off Special Olympics Canada's annual conference.
Coached by two of the TFC Academy's head coaches and retired
professional footballers Danny Dichio and Jim Brennan, the game will bring together champions and supporters of the athletic
community to celebrate the transformative power of sport and
Celebrity TFC Academy coaches Danny Dichio and Jim Brennan will support
and empower Special Olympics athletes and members of the Toronto FC
Academy in an exhibition game.
Friday, May 4
From 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Game will run between 2:30 and 3:00pm
Interviews can be scheduled either before 2:00 p.m. or after 3:00 p.m.
BMO Field, Exhibition Grounds, Toronto
Danny Dichio, Head Coach of the Toronto FC Academy U19 Team & retired English
Jim Brennan, Head Coach of Toronto FC Academy U17 Team & retired Canadian footballer
Lindsay Glassco, President and CEO, Special Olympics Canada
Beverly Hammond, President & CEO Veritas Communications & Chair, Special Olympics Canada
About Special Olympics Canada
Established in 1969, the Canadian chapter of this international movement
is dedicated to enriching the lives of Canadians with an intellectual
disability through sport. Operating year round in all Canadian
provinces and territories except Nunavut, this grassroots movement
reaches beyond the sphere of sport to empower individuals, change
attitudes, and build communities. From two-year olds enrolled in Active
Start to mature adults, there are more than 35,000 children, youth, and
adults with an intellectual disability registered in Special Olympics
programs across Canada, and they are supported by more than 17,100
volunteers, including more than 13,500 trained coaches. For more
information, visit www.specialolympics.ca or follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@SpecialOCanada).
SOURCE Special Olympics Canada
For further information:
Special Olympics Canada contact:
Director, Marketing & Public Relations
Special Olympics Canada
T: 416.927.9050, ext. 4383
Onsite media contact:
C : 647-588-6817