Youth Special Olympics Gets Financial Boost

Youth Special Olympics Gets Financial Boost
:Hometown Run Co-Coordinator Lisa O'Kane interview with the media

The Hometown Run for Youth Special Olympics is pleased to announce a significant partnership with the Assante Wealth Management branch, located at 101 McIntyre St. West, marking an exciting new chapter in supporting the athletic endeavours of our local Special Olympians. Assante 101 has pledged a generous contribution of $5000 annually for the next five years, solidifying their commitment to enhancing the lives of our community's athletes.

Assante Wealth Management Branch 101 Co-Owner Chris Winrow speaks to media

Expressing his enthusiasm for this collaboration, Chris Winrow, Branch Co-owner at Assante Wealth Management remarked, "We’re thrilled to sponsor Special Olympics and support these incredible athletes. It is truly exciting to witness their boundless potential and unbreakable spirit as they fearlessly pursue their dreams.” Funds raised through the Hometown Run go towards sponsoring local Special Olympics Athletes so their fees and registration costs can be covered throughout the upcoming competition season.

Assante Wealth Management Branch 101 Co-Owner Chris Winrow speaks during the event

Rob Saunders, Race Co-Director says, “Near North Wildcats Special Olympics athletes, coaches, volunteers and parents are extremely humbled and honoured to have Assante Wealth Management be a major Sponsor of our Hometown Run and the Jack Lyons Memorial Track Meet. Their support will guarantee the continuation of our all community bases programs for many years.

Thank you so much.” The Hometown Run for Youth Special Olympics extends heartfelt gratitude to Assante Wealth Management for their belief in the potential of our athletes. This significant sponsorship not only demonstrates Assante's commitment to community engagement but also signifies a shared vision for fostering inclusivity and creating opportunities for all. The first-ever Hometown Run for Youth Special Olympics proved to be a huge success in 2023, with $18,000 raised from participants and local corporate sponsorships. Over 160 runners participated in the inaugural event. This year's event will take place once again in North Bay on Sunday, May 5th, 2024. Registration is open at

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