Thank You to Our 2023 Golf Classic Sponsors

On June 29th Special Olympics Calgary golf athletes will be joined by local celebrities and 126 golfers for the annual Golf Classic. This event is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Special Olympics Calgary. 

As we tee up for the big day we would like to thank all our sponsors for our 2023 Golf Classic. Thanks to the generous sponsorships from various companies and families from around Calgary we are able to continue to provide quality sports programming for Calgarians with intellectual disabilities.

 

Silver Sponsors 

BMO Wealth Management BMO Private Wealth - Wealth Management, Investing & Banking

Calgary Old-Time Hockey Players Association COTHPA - Home (wildapricot.org)

Tuxedo Source for Sports Tuxedo Source for Sports

 

Bronze Sponsors

Reich Law 

Spolumbos 

Black Diamond Group 

Flames Foundation 

The Russell Family 

The CB Family of Tims 

McCulloch & Partners Wealth Counsel 

Goodwill Industries of Alberta 

Cadillac Fairview 

Rogers 

 

Golf Cart Sponsor 

Arundle Capital 

 

Dinner Sponsor 

Wolfe Cadillac 

 

Golf Ball Sponsor 

Grey Eagle Resort and Casino

 

 
Program Cancellations

In Calgary we experience varying weather conditions anytime throughout the year, so there will be days that the weather will affect programs because of the venue conditions or transportation. Special Olympics Calgary puts the safety and well being of athletes and volunteers at the forefront, and because of a variety of circumstances, we may have to cancel programs. Please check here for program updates and cancellations throughout the year.


Program Update
 

 

STATUS

Programs are running unless told otherwise.
                        

What is Special Olympics Calgary's weather policy?


Programs will be cancelled when temperatures exceed the following

Indoor programs: temperature is below -30 degrees (including wind chill)
Outdoor programs: temperature is below -20 degrees or above +30 degrees (including heat index)

Programs may be cancelled due to other factors: road conditions, major snow or icestorm, venue availability, or not enough volunteers to meet the ratio, etc.


When will a decision be made and announced?

The decision to cancel any programs will be made by the Executive Director. Making the decision if a program should run on days with inclement weather is a difficult process as weather can vary in different areas of the city, and change drastically in short periods of time. We know how much our athletes love to play their sports, and volunteers enjoy seeing the athletes, but we have to focus on our members safety, and take many factors into consideration:

- Hourly forecast and temperature for the day/evening from the Weather Network
- Projected rain/snowfall/air quality
- Venue conditions
- Road conditions and travel time
- Previous cancellations for that program


CANCELLATION TIMELINE
Cancellations will be determined and posted as the following:

Weekday programs: By noon the day of the program
Saturday programs: By 4:00pm on the Friday
Sunday programs: By 4:00pm on the Saturday

Please do not call the office to inquire if your program is running or not. This page will be updated as soon as a final decision has been made.

Members should always be prepared for the possibility that they show up to a program and it could be cancelled when they arrive due to not having enough volunteers to run the program safely.

 
What happens if the program is cancelled?

This page will be updated by the stated time above. You will receive an email notification from the office, followed up by a phone call from your head coach or program volunteer advising you of the cancellation. Once you receive the message, please confirm with the party contacting you that you are aware of the cancellation. If we don't hear from all members, someone is required to go to the venue to let members know of the cancellation upon their arrival. If we know all members know it is cancelled, no individual has to risk their safety in the concerned conditions. Thanks for your cooperation.

Please make sure to monitor your emails or phone for any messages. Parents/Caregivers should also be easily reachable by phone by the Program Head Coach in case the program is cancelled right at the start of the program practice.

Please remember to always notify your head coach when you know you will not be at the program. This way, if the program is cancelled and you are out of town or the country, the coach does not have to wait to hear from you.


 
What happens if the program is still running but the conditions are less than ideal?

SOC attempts to make the best decision possible for members. If the program is scheduled to run, individuals may use their own discretion to decide to face the weather or road conditions. If members attend their program, but the weather takes a turn, we ask that coaches use their best judgement when it comes to starting or finishing their game or practice. Please make sure you contact your head coach to let them know if you are not planning to attend your program (weather related or not).

This is a reminder that for the safety of all athletes, parents/guardians/caregivers dropping off participants at a facility must ensure that the facility is open, and a coach or coordinator is present before leaving the athlete at that location.

 

Final Reminder

If you feel unwell or have the following symptoms: fever, cough or respiratory symptoms such as sore throat or runny nose, or shortness of breath, STAY HOME. An important way to reduce the spread of flu and illness is to keep sick people away from those who are not sick. Therefore, any athlete or volunteer who has flu symptoms should stay home and not come to program.

Some helpful tips to be proactive and reduce the spread of any illnesses is to wash your hands with soap and water often, avoid shaking hands, cover your cough or sneeze, try not to touch your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands, social distance where applicable, and stay home when you are sick. Special Olympics Calgary and Head Coaches have the right to refuse an individual's participation if they are showing signs of being ill.

 

 

2022-2023 Spring/Summer Sports
PROGRAM STATUS
Athletics

Development

Intermediate

Advanced 

 Basketball Development
Novice
Intermediate
Advanced
BULLDOGS
Advanced
TITANS

Badminton
(demonstration Program)

 

Bocce

 

Golf    Youth
Intermediate

Advanced NORTH

Advanced SOUTH
Health & Wellness
Walk/Run Club
(Demonstration Program)
Powerlifting
Rhythmic Gymnastics

 

Soccer

 

Softball Development
Novice
Intermediate
Advanced
Swimming Intermediate

Advanced

 

 

 

 

 
2022 Golf Classic And Silent Auction

2022 Golf Classic Website Banner
 
Join us for a round of golf to get Special Olympics athletes in the game

Special Olympics Calgary's Golf Classic is hosted annually to raise funds and awareness supporting the sport programs run locally in Calgary for individuals with intellectual disabilities. 
Special Olympics Calgary (SOC) is a volunteer-driven, registered charity with a mission to enrich the lives of Albertans with an intellectual disability through sport. The unique approach of Special Olympics programs focuses on athletes’ abilities, not their disabilities. We provide a combination of fun, fitness, and social activity that helps build the confidence and life skills of our athletes. Special Olympics is in the community every day of the year. Over 850 athletes, with support and coaching from more than 300 volunteers, participate in 21 different summer and winter sports here in Calgary.
 
SOC relies on the generosity of individuals, groups, corporations, and special events to operate, as we receive no direct government funding to sustain our operations. 76% of our annual operating budget is raised through generous donations right here in Calgary. Currently, we require approximately $700,000 yearly to cover the costs associated with programming. Proceeds from the Golf Classic will directly help us to achieve this goal. Join us as we hit the fairway on June 20th alongside our Special Olympics athletes and local celebrities for a fun day of golf, supporting our athletes to achieve their best.
 
Special Olympics Calgary's

GOLF CLASSIC & SILENT AUCTION
 
 
Monday, June 20, 2022

Winston Golf Club

Registration
Starts at 8:00 a.m. and finishes at 8:30 a.m.
 
Shotgun Start
9:00 a.m.
 
Lunch & Challenge holes
On the course
 
Dinner & Presentations
Following golf
 
 
 
Our silent auction kicks off on June 10th and closes on June 20th. Remember to visit our Golf Classic Silent Auction site often. New prizes will be added throughout the event.
 
To get involved as a SPONSOR, a FOURSOME, a TWOSOME, INDIVIDUAL PLAYER, or DONOR click on the photos below. 
 
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BECOME A SPONSOR

You can make an incredible impact in the lives of our athletes, by becoming a sponsor for the 2022 Golf Classic. You can support us by donating funds, a gift certificate, a prize package, or other items. Donated items could be included in our silent auction to generate funds to support the 21 different summer and winter sport programs we offer.

Our average yearly budget is approximately $700,000 which covers the costs associated with programming. We are aiming to raise $85,000 to offset these costs, and need your help to reach that goal. Your involvement as a sponsor for the 2022 Golf Classic will provide promotion and recognition of your company, and make a world of difference to our athletes. Click here to learn more.

 

DONATE 

If you cannot make it to the live event and still want to support us please consider making a donation to us online. All donations are appreciated!

*Tax receipts are available for donations of $25 and over.

 

Titanium Sponsors

 

Tuxedo Source for sports    COTHPA 
 WFG

Graphite Sponsors

MuCulloch logo
 
Russell Family
 

Trimetal Sponsors

Buchanan Barry LLP

Vince Davoli

Grey Eagle Resort & Casino

CB Family of Tims

Golf Cart Sponsor

Woodridge Ford Lincoln

Lunch Sponsor

Spolumbo’s Fine Foods & Deli

Hole Sponsor

CI Global Asset Management

 
 
Birdies For Kids SCC

We are proud to be a participating charity in Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink program. We receive 100% of your donation, plus up to 50% in matching funds.
 
Join the conversation:

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@SpecialOCalgary
#SOCClassic

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      Join us for a round of golf to  get Special Olympics athletes in the game

      Special Olympics Calgary's Golf Classic is hosted annually to raise funds and awareness supporting the sport programs run locally in Calgary for individuals with intellectual disabilities. 
      Special Olympics Calgary (SOC) is a volunteer-driven, registered charity with a mission to enrich the lives of Albertans with an intellectual disability through sport. The unique approach of Special Olympics programs focuses on athletes’ abilities, not their disabilities. We provide a combination of fun, fitness, and social activity that helps build the confidence and life skills of our athletes. Special Olympics is in the community every day of the year. Over 850 athletes, with support and coaching from more than 300 volunteers, participate in 21 different summer and winter sports here in Calgary.
       
      SOC relies on the generosity of individuals, groups, corporations, and special events to operate, as we receive no direct government funding to sustain our operations. 76% of our annual operating budget is raised through generous donations right here in Calgary. Currently, we require approximately $700,000 yearly to cover the costs associated with programming. Proceeds from the Golf Classic will directly help us to achieve this goal. Join us as we hit the fairway on June 20th alongside our Special Olympics athletes and local celebrities for a fun day of golf, supporting our athletes to achieve their best.
       
      Special Olympics Calgary's

      GOLF CLASSIC & SILENT AUCTION
       
       
      Monday, June 20, 2022
       

      Winston Golf Club

      Registration
      Starts at 8:00 a.m. and finishes at 8:30 a.m.
       
      Shotgun Start
      9:00 a.m.
       
      Lunch & Challenge holes
      On the course
       
      Dinner & Presentations
      Following golf
       
       
       
       Opens June 10th  - Closes June 20th 
       
       
      To get involved as a SPONSOR, a PARTICIPANT or DONOR click the DONATE NOW below & choose "Golf Classic" from the drop down menu
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      22Golf SponsorGraphic 3 22Golf DonateGraphic
       

      BECOME A SPONSOR

      You can make an incredible impact in the lives of our athletes, by becoming a sponsor for the 2022 Golf Classic. You can support us by donating funds, a gift certificate, a prize package, or other items. Donated items could be included in our silent auction to generate funds to support the 21 different summer and winter sport programs we offer.

      Our average yearly budget is approximately $700,000 which covers the costs associated with programming. We are aiming to raise $85,000 to offset these costs, and need your help to reach that goal. Your involvement as a sponsor for the 2022 Golf Classic will provide promotion and recognition of your company, and make a world of difference to our athletes. Click here to learn more.

       

      PLAY YOUR OWN ROUND & DONATE 

      If you cannot sponsor or participate in our event, you can still support us by playing a round of golf between June 10th-20th and making a donation to us online by June 20th. Please donate any amount you are comfortable with. All donations are appreciated.

      *Tax receipts are available for donations of $25 and over. 

       
      Birdies For Kids SCC

      We are proud to be a participating charity in Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink program. We receive 100% of your donation, plus up to 50% in matching funds.
       
      Join the conversation:

      facebook logotwitter logoinstagram logo

      @SpecialOCalgary
      #SOCClassic

      For any questions on the 2022 Golf Classic, please contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
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