Toronto,     May 14-17th,    2019


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Attention suppliers! The 2019 Special Olympics Ontario Invitational Youth Games is looking for suppliers to work with to help make the Games come to life!
Check out the following links for the full RFPs and details on how to send in your proposal:
Awards Package
Print Material Package
Apparel and Promotional Package

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What are the Youth Games?

The 2019 SOO Invitational Youth Games will bring together 2,000 student-athletes aged 13-21 from around the WORLD to Toronto, Canada. The Games will host a Unified Sports and Traditional team option in 5 sports (athletics, basketball, bocce, floor hockey, and soccer).
Come help us celebrate the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics at the inaugural SOO Invitational Youth Games to showcase the past, and celebrate the future!

Welcome to Toronto, Canada

The City of Toronto is the largest, most diverse, and most vibrant city in
Canada. With everything from a bustling waterfront, to world-class
museums, to award winning restaurants, memorable skyline, to worldrenowned
sports franchises – Toronto can quickly consume a first time
visitor in its splendor. 

Tourist options will be made available for all participating teams and
visiting fans!

FEATURED SPORTS

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Athletics
(Track & Field)

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Basketball

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Bocce

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Floor Hockey

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Soccer
(Football)

We will be offering Competition in Both Sports Programs

Traditional Sport

Traditional Special Olympics divisions for athletes with intellectual disabilities will be offered in all sports for athletes of all ability levels (low to high).

Unified Sports

Special Olympics Unified Sports divisions for athletes with and without disabilities will be offered in all sports for athletes of all abilities (low to high).

Things to Know!

Registration

$50 Registration per athlete
(includes event accommodations, 
local transportation, meals and events)

Travel

Chapters/Programs are responsible
for arranging their travel to
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Quota

There are no set chapter quotas.
We are open to participation for anyone interested upon request.

Sports

Athletics (Track & Field),
Basketball,
Bocce,
Floor Hockey,
Soccer

Teams

Competition will be offered for both
Special Olympics Unified Sports Teams & Traditional Special Olympics Teams
Competition will be offered for all ability levels for athletes Ages 13-21

Facilities

The event will take place in venues
in Toronto

3 Athlete Villages at Colleges and Universities in Toronto
3 Sport Clusters at venues throughout Toronto

Additional Programming


  • Youth Leadership Summit

    Athletes & Unified Partners representing tomorrows leaders gathered to learn, share, and educate

  • Healthy Athletes

    A full Healthy Athletes Experience

  • Young Athletes Showcase

    Showcasing programming for Athletes aged 2 – 12

  • Cultural Festival

    Showcasing Indigenous, First Nations, and Local Sport   & Culture

  • Torch Run Final Leg

    Celebrating our partnership with the Law Enforcement Torch Run

  • University / College Championships

    Launching our SO Unified Sports Colleges Program in Ontario

  • Games Experience (Observers) Program

    An opportunity to network and share best practices for Special Olympics Staff, Leaders, Sponsors and Partners

  • 50th Anniversary Celebration

    Be part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration in Canada

Get Connected for More Information!


Proud Hosts of the Invitational Youth Games

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Host Program

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