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TBM intends to support Special Olympics at local golf course

Special Olympics Meaford Thornbury golfs at Tomahawk golf course every Monday evening during the summer months
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The Blue Mountains council plans to provide financial support for the Special Olympics golf program to continue at the town’s golf course.

At its meeting on April 15, council received a delegation from several representatives from Special Olympics Meaford Thornbury. The delegates requested that the town continue to support the group’s golf program that runs on summer Mondays at the Tomahawk municipal golf course. They asked for support for up to four tee times each Monday beginning at 5 p.m.

“Special Olympics is a vibrant and growing organization in our community. We serve individuals with intellectual disabilities by providing recreational and competitive sporting opportunities. We have been active for the last 20 years. We currently offer golf, pickleball, basketball, alpine and bowling,” Maureen Munden, community coordinator for the group said in a letter to council.

The Special Olympics golf program has been growing and more and more players are planning to take part this year.

Ally Cooper plays golf through the program and told council it is a great experience.

“You get to be yourself. You can go have fun with your friends. It’s a great distraction,” she said.

After the presentation, Deputy Mayor Peter Bordignon moved a motion to ask staff for a report on the request for support from the Special Olympics group.

Council voted 7-0 in favour of the resolution. The report will come to a future committee of the whole meeting at which time council will have the opportunity to formally approve the request for financial support.


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Chris Fell covers The Blue Mountains and Grey Highlands under the Local Journalism Initiative, which is funded by the Government of Canada
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