Hometown Games is an opportunity for athletes to compete and have fun in an all-inclusive environment. They will be locally driven, but with the support and backing of Special Olympics Ontario. These events can come in many shapes and sizes, whatever it takes to get our athletes back in the game. Whether it be a full day softball tournament or a soccer skills competition, we’re committed to showing our athletes that competition matters!

Launched in April 2022, there have already been over 80 Hometown Games competitions in 30 different communities across the province. In that time, over 4,000 medals have been awarded to over 2,500 Special Olympics Ontario athletes who have had the opportunity to compete in in-person competitions for the first time in over 2 years.

And we’re only just getting started – plans are in place to continue delivering more Hometown Games in more sports and more communities across the province over the coming months. Athletes are excited to get back to the playing field competing in the sports they love – with your support, you’ll be enabling more quality competitions and bringing more smiles to the faces of Special Olympics athletes.

By participating in the Polar Plunge, you are helping to raise funds that will enable more Hometown Games to take place in communities across the province and provide more athletes with opportunities to get back to the playing field!