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Dear <<First Name>>,
Thank you for registering for The Families Programme!
Welcome back to our third e-newsletter. I would also like to give a huge welcome to all the new Families and supporters that have registered in the last two months. We are now counting down to the 2017 Special Olympics GB National Summer Games. What will make Sheffield 2017 extra special will be the support that you give to your Athletes who will be competing and doing their very best.

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

To view our previous newsletters, click here: Families

Meet the Roelofse Family!
Meet the Roelofse Family. Frans, Mara, Filipe and Leonardo.

Filipe is a champion swimmer in Freestyle Front Crawl and Backstroke with gold, silver and bronze medals to his name at Temple Swimming Club in Glasgow.

Filipe's past time hobbies out side of the pool include watching and learning about movies, dance, college and helping out at this local church. 

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

Look out for this story across our social media sites soon. 
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.
Book your Accommodation NOW

There’s a great selection of accommodation in Sheffield, all ready to offer family and friends a very warm welcome. We featured an article in our last e-newsletter with all the details needed to book your stay in Sheffield. To read this article, please use this link: Accommodation
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:
They can begin their registration here
Read the Coxhead's Family Spotlight feature in our coming Families Programme e-newsletter.
Competition Venues Announced!

It has been a long time coming, and I know that many of you are desperate for this information. Please click the sports to find out their venue.
Accreditation and Tickets

For our newly registered Families, as a registered Family member or supporter, you will each be issued with an accreditation pass which is your "ticket" to the Games for the week. You will be able to pick up the passes for all your Family members and supporters from the Games Families Village at Tudor Square in Sheffield City Centre from Sunday 6th to Tuesday 8th August 2017. Lions Clubs International (MD105) are supporting the Games Family Village and are working to provide you with an informative Families Handbook which all your family group will receive upon collection of your accreditation.

In future newsletters, we will provide you with further information in addition to sending you an information pack ahead of your arrival, so you will be well-equipped to enjoy the Games in all their star-studded glory. For now, we suggest you visit regularly the dedicated Families page on the Games website.
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.
Future Family in our Spotlight, The Bernard Family. 
Merry Christmas from everyone at Special Olympics Great Britain

This is now our last newsletter of 2016. Enjoy the festive period and see you back here in January 2017!
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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