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What are the Youth Games?



The 2019 Special Olympics Ontario
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 and traditional team option in five sports
(athletics, basketball, bocce, floor hockey, and soccer).
Come help us celebrate the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics at the inaugural Special Olympics Ontario Invitational Youth Games to showcase the past, and celebrate the future!

THANK YOU


To the 1,000+ volunteers who have been a part of the Youth Games team:

Putting on an event of this scale would not have been possible without the support of many dedicated volunteers, and your commitment to these Games has helped to create an unforgettable experience for athletes that will last a lifetime. Thank you for helping to Unite the World!

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Help us Unite the World!

Draft an Athlete is a fundraising initiative to raise the dollars needed to help fund an athlete or team to realize their dreams of competing on the world stage. We’re raising $2 million to send 2,000 global athletes to the Games in Toronto. We need YOUR help to make the Games happen!

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Congratulations to Robert C. Ashley!

Robert was the winner of our first online 50/50 draw, taking home $9,325! Proceeds from the draw supported the 2019 Special Olympics Ontario Invitational Youth Games. Thank you goes out to everyone who participated in the draw and supported the Youth Games!

Proud Hosts of the Invitational Youth Games


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