New Special Olympics Cornwall Booklet!

Get the new booklet from Special Olympics Cornwall

Special Olympics Cornwall have released an exciting new booklet that provides details about many of the upcoming sports activities around Cornwall.

Download a copy of the new booklet by clicking on the PDF icon below.

Special Olympics Cornwall Booklet

Special Olympics Cornwall Booklet


For more information about the Special Olympics Cornwall group or to get involved, please contact Steve Hillman by emailing or phone/text on 07837 311539

Charity Golf Day

Charity Golf Day

in aid of Plymouth & District Special Olympics and Rotary Foundation

Friday 16th September 2016

Boringdon Golf Club, Plympton, PL7 4QG

Dear  Golfer                       

Our annual golfing event this year will be held at the scenic Boringdon Golf Club in Plympton, Plymouth.  Last year we raised over £2000 for the Plymouth Cavitron Fund. We are hoping to beat that amount this year for our chosen charity “Plymouth & District Special Olympics”.

This local organisation is part of an international Special Olympics Movement, which is dedicated to enhancing the lives of those with an Intellectual (Learning) Disability through training and competition in numerous sporting disciplines, in both summer and winter sports. The children can take part from eight years of age and are encouraged to have fun, meet new friends and try out some new sports.

We are inviting you to help us in our fundraising by either;

  • Entering a team of three golfers (£40 per player – for teams of three. Entry is inclusive of a bacon roll and coffee on arrival, 18 holes of golf, a two course meal and great prizes)
  • Sponsoring a hole (£25 per hole).
  • Providing a prize.
  • Donating to the day’s fundraising effort.

Please also help us in promoting this event further by letting your colleagues and friends know of it.

We do hope that you will be able to support us in this year’s effort for a very worthy charity. We enclose your entry/donation form.

Charity Golf Entry FormWant to help advertise the charity golf event? Download a copy of the poster for the event below to display at your location.

Charity Golf PosterGraham Steen

Chairman Charity Golf Day Committee

Rotary Club of Plymouth

All correspondence regarding this event to be addressed to –

Rotarian Keith Shepperd, 2 Romilly Gardens, Saltram, Plympton, Plymouth PL7 2FF

Email –

Telephone 01752 342894

Special Olympics Charity Ball


Plymouth & District Special Olympics are holding a charity ball to help raise funds to enable the athletes who attend the club sessions to get to the Special Olympics National Summer Games in Sheffield next year.

Charity Ball

Saturday 1st October • 7pm for 7.30pm
Senior Rates Mess, HMS Drake, Plymouth

Fundraising for athletes with intellectual disabilities to compete in the
in Sheffield August 2017

Arrival drinks – 3 course dinner with wine – Dancing to live music from The Wireless
Disco • Table Magician • Memory Balloons • Raffle
Dress code: Black Tie/Lounge Suits

Tickets: £40* from E mail:
Telephone: 01752 408271 Mobile: 07792 602750

Click on the PDF icon below to download a copy of the poster for the charity ball.

PDF FilePlease print and distribute the poster among your contacts to help spread the word about the ball.

Special Olympics Plymouth Logo

SO Cornwall Basketball Team Victory!

Special Olympics Cornwall Basketball Team

With funding from Basketball England via the Plymouth Raiders and one of the results of the Sport England Inclusive Sport Fund the Special Olympics Cornwall Basketball club was formed by Steve Hillman, Inclusion Officer for the Cornwall Sports Partnership.

The team entered their first SOGB sanctioned tournament on Saturday 25th June and loved every minute of it. The team won all of their games against tough competition from Plymouth and Exeter but kept their cool and came away as champs.

SO Cornwall Basketball Team Photo

The team pictured hope to attend next years National Summer Games in Sheffield representing Cornwall and the South West.

The club trains weekly at Truro College from 6-7pm.

Contact Steve if you’d like to get involved:
Steve Hillman
Participation Sports Inclusion Officer
Cornwall Sports Partnership
Phone: 07837 311539

St Piran’s Event This Weekend

St Piran’s Day – 5th March

Two things for this Saturday’s session at Truro College.

First, it’s St. Piran’s Day, so could everyone try to wear something black or white to mark the occasion? We will be taking some extra photos as well.

Also, it’s an open day at Truro College so please be aware the car park and halls are likely to be busy! Watch out for traffic and don’t worry if there’s loads of extra people about.

Look forward to seeing you all there.


St Piran's Flaf

Happy Christmas from Special Olympics GB

The team at Special Olympics Great Britain would like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and a joyful New Year!

Happy Christmas

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With another amazing year for Special Olympics GB drawing to a close, we would like to thank you for your support during 2015 and send you our warmest wishes for a joyful festive season and a happy, healthy and peaceful 2016!

From all of us at Special Olympics Great Britain.

Credits: Thank you to our Special Olympics GB coach Michael Roberts and Special Olympics GB athletes Holly Riseborough and Andrew McLaughlin for agreeing to be featured on our festive e-card; to photographer Graeme Brown, and to our designers Steve and Adam from 773c.

Merry Christmas from Special Olympics Cornwall

Special Olympics Cornwall

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas

wreathThe team at Special Olympics Cornwall would like to wish all of you a very merry Christmas this holiday season.

It has been a very busy and sport packed year with lots of fun and brilliant events. We’d like to thank each and everyone of you for all of the support to make all of the great sport happen.

We’re very much looking forward to 2016 and can’t wait to see what exciting sports will be happening around all of Cornwall.

We hope each and every one of our volunteers, club members, partners and friends have a brilliant time this holiday season and that all of your wishes come true.

merry christmas

Special Olympics Cornwall thanks you!

Special Olympics Cornwall

Thank you to everyone who voted for us

We’d like to thank everyone who voted and spread the word about the shirt design competition with AGAME Sports. We are pleased to be able to announce that the Special Olympics Cornwall design successful at winning the competition with a great amount of support.

Below is the winning design:

Special Olympics Cornwall ShirtThe competition had a great turn out with a staggering amount of support and we are thankful for all of the positive comments from our supporters.

We can’t wait to be able to share some wonderful photos of our Special Olympics Cornwall members sporting their new kit!

Vote for the Special Olympics Shirt Design

Special Olympics Cornwall

Please Vote and help us win some kit for the Special Olympics Cornwall clubs

Hi everyone,

We have the chance to win a kit specially designed for the Special Olympics Cornwall.

If you use Facebook can you like this page and share with family, friends and the world.;t68wOQsOOXJMF74IJBd8towVwcKG~;q5sPsH2ltkHFiFFsioWdiIugGIIhfM.bps.a.1083471335031172.1073741828.205995039445477/1083471345031171/?type=3&theater

Special Olympics Cornwall ShirtAny extra votes that we can get for our design will greatly help our chances!

The voting ends on Monday 7th December, so if you could get this out asap it would be appreciated.


SOGB Volunteer Matters Newsletter – November 2015

SOGB Volunteer Matters

As you read this edition of Volunteer Matters, 2015 will be drawing to a close and it has been another year of highs and lows. We have been delighted to hear and share the news of so many Special Olympics GB volunteers around the country who have been nominated for awards in their local communities and many have walked away with trophies held high – our congratulations to you all – the recognition you have received is richly deserved!

On a more sombre note, we have also had to say a fond farewell to a number of volunteers, including Jed Renilson and Anne Calvert, who have passed away during the year. They dedicated so much of their time and energy to Special Olympics GB and will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with their families and friends as we approach the festive season.

Gaye Barber
Director of Volunteering & Community Engagement

In this months Volunteer Matters newsletter you will find information on the following topics:

  • Did you know that 5th December is International Volunteer Day?
  • Spotlight on Motor Activities Training Programme (MATP)
  • Didn’t she do well!
  • Want that something special for that special someone?
  • Volunteer Coordinators Networking Day
  • Fleeced!
  • And then there were seven…….
  • Have we got your details?
  • In our next edition….

To download a full PDF copy of the November 2015 newsletter, please click on the icon below: