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Seneca College plays host to Ontario Special Olympic athletes

Toronto, July 10, 2013 – Seneca is pleased to play host to Ontario Special Olympic athletes who will be competing in the 2013 Summer Games taking place in York Region.

The Games, presented by Special Olympics Ontario and York Regional Police, will run from July 11 to 14, and will bring together more than 1,000 athletes, coaches, families and supporters from across Ontario, backed by 500 local volunteers.

Seneca will be home to softball, golf and soccer players who will be staying in the residences at Newnham Campus in Toronto and King Campus in King City.

"We are delighted to help support Special Olympics Ontario for this exciting display of skill and sportsmanship in York Region," said David Agnew, Seneca President. "These games present each athlete with an opportunity to be his or her best, enjoy the thrill of competition, make new friends, and leave with lasting memories."

The College will also welcome participants and coaches for the Athletes Dinner hosted by King Mayor Steve Pellegrini at Seneca’s King Campus on Thursday, July 11 at 5 p.m.

The Seneca community will be cheering on four track and field athletes that the College is sponsoring through the Adopt an Athlete program. The athletes are Ingrid Blom, from Welland; E.J Peck, from St. Catharines; Grant Flagg and Kristin Smeets from Grimsby.

To end off the games, Seneca grad Evanka Osmak from Sportsnet will be the MC for the closing ceremonies at the Ray Twinney Recreation Complex in Newmarket on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and tickets are not required.

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Kayla Lewis
Seneca College Media Relations
416-491-5050 ext. 77018