This message is being sent to Special Olympics GB family members and supporters.
Dear <<First Name>>,
Thank you for registering for The Families Programme!
Welcome to our fourth 2017 Families Programme e-newsletter. There are more than 3,500 registered families, friends and supporters coming to cheer on the athletes in August!
Please keep sharing with all your friends that registration is open and that it closes on 30th April!

With only 166 days until the games, we are getting close to finalising our plans to make the 2017 Families Programme something to remember. 

Please note: this is sent to the family leads who have registered only. So please share this with all your personal family members and supporters that you have registered to attend the Games. 

To view our previous newsletters, click here: Families

Sailing Venue Announced!
We are now pleased to announce that the sailing venue has been released. It will be held at Pugney's Watersports Centre & Country Park. More information on other venues can be found on our Sports Venues page.
The Families Village
Lions Clubs International (MD105) the supporters of the 2017 Families Programme will be providing you with a great week of entertainment, information and somewhere to relax during the games. If you are not watching a competition or have some spare time, then make your way to The 2017 Families Village in Tudor Square just a 5 minute walk from the Train Station.
It is here where all accreditation passes and Opening Ceremony tickets will need to be collected between the morning of Sunday 6th (time TBC) and Tuesday 8th August (before 3 pm).
Book your Accommodation NOW

We have a great website to help you select the accommodation that you want and need to make your stay in Sheffield enjoyable. Click here: Accommodation
If you have any problems please email: Jane Tompkins or call her on:
0114 273 4128
We want to hear from YOU!

How will you be getting to the Games? Are you bringing the whole family? If you have an interesting story, a great photo of your family and are happy to share this with the other registered Families, then please get in touch! Click here to email your brief story and contact details to our Families Programme team.
In Edition 5, our Families Spotlight will be on The Coxhead Family!
Meet the Bernard Family!
Meet the Bernard Family. Parents Pierre and Fiona with their six children, Courtney, Jon Pierre, Oliver, Rocco, Lucas and Iona. 

We have a great feature on this family of eight who love to attend competitions adding a few extra voices to their "cheer squad!" 
They will be splitting their support in Sheffield with both Courtney and Oliver competing at the 2017 National Summer Games.

Pierre's has coached and been involved in Special Olympics since 1996 which makes for a great story as he explains how he has travelled as a coach and how the family love to be involved with Special Olympics GB. 

To find out more about the Bernard Family, click on their family picture above.

Look out for this story across our social media sites soon. 
Raise your voice and share this!
Tell people about the 2017 Special Olympics GB National Summer Games in Sheffield, spread the word of Special Olympics.

We want as much coverage as possible to not only celebrate your loved one's achievements, but to also reach out to as many people as we can in the UK with intellectual (learning) disabilities

If you are on Twitter please use our 2017 National Summer Games hashtags #SeeingIsBelieving and #SOGreatBritain. Alternatively, follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with Special Olympics GB news.
6,000 Families in Sheffield
During the National Summer Games in Sheffield we are expecting to have approximately 6,000 Families attending. Trying to get every single Family and supporter to register will require some help from you, our currently registered Families and supporters.
Please, after reading this, speak to another family and make sure they have registered.

You can forward them this newsletter and they can begin their Families Programme Registration by clicking here.
Please share this e-newsletter with all the supporters in your group.
A huge thank you to our friends at Lions Clubs International (MD 105) for supporting our Games Families Programme!
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