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 second e-newsletter counting down to 2017 Special Olympics GB National Summer Games. What will make Sheffield 2017 extra special will be the support that you give to your loved ones who will be competing and doing their very best. To view our previous newsletters, click here: Families
Meet the Fairchild Family!
Mother and father, Linsey and Geoff, Lucie, Special Olympics GB athlete Harry and Doug. Harry is 25 years old from Brighton, East Sussex and will be competing at Table Tennis in Sheffield at his first National Summer Games next year.

Harry's busy life is explained by his mother Linsey who expresses Harry as a "force of nature with an incredible passion for sport and every element of table tennis - playing and coaching."
To read more about Harry's achievements click here

Good luck Harry!!
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.
Want to know more about Special Olympics?

Special Olympics GB is the country’s largest provider of year-round sports training and competition for people of all ages with intellectual disabilities. If you would like to know more about what we do, where we operate and how you can continue to be involved, please visit our website.
Accreditation and Tickets

As a registered family member or supporter, you will 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 of your Family members from our Families Village at Tudor Square in Sheffield City Centre – more details will follow in the next edition.

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.

There’s a great selection of serviced 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
First Five Venues Announced!

We would like to announce that the first five venues have been confirmed.
They are:
  • Ponds Forge International Sports Centre: Boccia & Aquatics
  • Sheffield Hallam University City Athletics Centre: Athletics
  • Parklands Equestrian Centre: Equestrian
  • Doncaster Indoor Bowls Centre: Bowls (Indoor)
  • Sheffield Hallum Football Centre: Football
Please keep checking for additional sports venues confirmed on the Sheffield2017 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 and 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.
One year to go!
With just under one year to go, we want to keep you up-to-date with news, developments and plans for what is going to be the largest disability sports event next year.
This e-newsletter is only sent to the Lead Family member who registered for the Families Programme.
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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