TORONTO, Nov. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Special Olympics Canada welcomed some of
Canada's top athletes and personalities for a night of celebration and
support at LIMITLESS: The Special Olympics Canada Gala. TSN was the
honoured partner for LIMITLESS, recognized for its 30-year partnership
with Special Olympics Canada as their charity of choice. LIMITLESS
brought together Special Olympics athletes, Canadian sport celebrities
and Special Olympics supporters and guests for a night of terrific live
performances, incredible silent- and live- auction prizes, and
interactive sport experiences. Guests were able to hear first-hand the
impact of Special Olympics programming from Special Olympics Athlete
Michelle Augert and parent of Special Olympics Athlete Alex, Stella
The LIMITLESS Gala was an opportunity for more than 700 Special Olympics
supporters to mingle with both celebrities (including Brendan Shanahan,
Geraldine Heaney, Brian Burke, Mike "Pinball" Clemons, Jamie Sale,
Amazing Race Canada's Jet and Dave, Adam van Koeverden, Rosie MacLennan
and Mark Tewksbury, to name a few), and Special Olympics athletes, as
well as celebrate the limitless power of sport. Hosted by TSN on-air
personalities Jennifer Hedger and Rod Black, and staged at the iconic
Royal York Hotel in downtown Toronto, LIMITLESS was an event to
This year's live- and silent-auction prizes included one-of-a-kind
experiences like Centre Court at the 2014 Wimbledon Championships, a
Leafs/Rangers Experience with recently inducted Hockey-Hall-of-Famer
Brendan Shanahan, a 2014 Cadillac CTS (Motor Trend's 2014 Car of the
Year) package, courtesy of LIMITLESS' Automotive sponsor, Cadillac, and
a five-day luxury cruise experience in Nassau, Bahamas for 8 people on
a private yacht, among countless others.
"Special Olympics Canada is so grateful for the support received each
year from our national partners, especially this year's honoured
partner, TSN, the LIMITLESS Sponsors, and all the celebrity athletes,
Special Olympics athletes and other generous guests in attendance,"
said Lindsay Glassco, President & CEO, Special Olympics Canada.
"LIMITLESS was a great way to celebrate the unlimited potential of
Special Olympics athletes, and the impact Special Olympics has on their
lives and our communities."
This annual must-attend event raises awareness and funds for Special
Olympics programs across the country. For more information on
LIMITLESS, please go to http://www.specialolympics.ca/gala-information/.
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 the transformative power and joy of sport. Operating
out of sport clubs 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 to mature adults, more than 35,880 athletes with an
intellectual disability are registered in Special Olympics year-round
programs across Canada. They are supported by more than 16,452
volunteers, including more than 12,209 trained coaches.
For more information, visit www.specialolympics.ca or follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@SpecialOCanada).
Image with caption: "Michael "Pinball" Clemons and Special Olympics guest take part in the festivities at LIMITLESS: The Special Olympics Festival Gala. (CNW Group/Special Olympics Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131115_C8202_PHOTO_EN_33424.jpg
SOURCE: Special Olympics Canada
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