Special Olympics Day on TSN
"Enriching the lives of Canadians with an intellectual disability through sport"
For the past 23 years, TSN has been a strong supporter of Special Olympics Canada, helping generate awareness and support fundraising efforts for the organization and its worthwhile and rewarding programs.
TSN celebrates the inspirational achievements of Special Olympics athletes across Canada with its seventh annual Special Olympics Day, airing Saturday, November 10.
Highlighting the day is the live two-hour special � Special Olympics Day on TSN � at 1 p.m. ET (encore on ESPN Classic at 6 p.m. ET). Hosted by Vic Rauter and Jennifer Hedger, the show honours the accomplishments of Special Olympics athletes, coaches and volunteers across Canada. Features and interviews include a profile on Earl Cook, a member of Manitoba's Floor Hockey team, and Saskatchewan native Michael Qing, who won four silver medals at the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games last month. The show will also feature figure skaters Teagan Laxton and David Robertson, as they prepare for the 2008 Special Olympics Canada National Winter Games in Quebec City.
Viewers are invited to call TSN's Special Olympics hotline at 1-888-888-0608 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET to donate funds to Special Olympics Canada. A number of Canadian celebrities will be on-hand to answer the phones, including I.B.F. World Junior Featherweight champion boxer Steve Molitor, actress Tara Spencer-Nairn of Corner Gas and MTV host Daryn Jones. Callers will also receive information on volunteer and coaching opportunities with Special Olympics Canada.
TSN has been a strong supporter of Special Olympics Canada for 23 years. The organization, now celebrating its 25th anniversary of the Special Olympics Festival, is dedicated to enriching the lives of Canadians with an intellectual disability through sports. Over the years, hundreds of TSN staff have donated their time and efforts to Special Olympics Day on TSN and the Special Olympics Festival Breakfast & Gala.
TSN has televised both the Canadian and World Special Olympics Games and Special Olympics World Summer Games. Special Olympics athletes have also appeared on TSN's highly acclaimed sports talk show Off The Record.
You can make a donation or find out more about Special Olympics by logging on to www.specialolympics.ca.