Forthcoming Events

Special Olympics - August 2017

With 2 months to go to the Special Olympics GB 2017 National Summer Games, the details have been announced for the Activity Festival that will take place during the games on Wednesday 9th August 2017, 12.00 - 5.00pm, English Institute of Sport, Coleridge Road, Sheffield S9 5DA. 

The Activity Festival is a free event aimed at people with a learning disability aged 112 years and over (and their friends, family and supporters), to come and try a range of sports including Basketball, Tennis and Cricket and experience the excitement of the Special Olympics GB National Summer Games.  Registration for individuals, groups and Special Olympics programmes is FREE but there are limited places so you must pre-book.    Please see attached information opposite.  Thanks.

Special Olympics "We'll stop at Nothing" Official Anthem

Special Olympics GB is thrilled to announce that James Toseland – former double World Superbikes Champion turned rock music artist and icon – has with Toby Jepson written, produced and re-recorded ‘We’ll Stop at Nothing’ to become the 2017 Official Special Olympics National Summer Games Anthem.

Born in South Yorkshire, James was the 2004 and 2007 World Superbike Champion. Post Superbikes, James’ career has taken off in the world of music, fronting Toseland who have released two critically acclaimed albums and toured the UK and Europe, sharing stages with some of rock music’s biggest names.

‘We’ll Stop At Nothing’ originally appeared on the Toseland album ‘Cradle The Rage’ where the track was spotted by Special Olympics GB. James was then invited to re-record the track along with the sensational Sheffield Choir ‘ChorusUK’ recently at the wonderful Sheffield City Hall, who assisted the project brilliantly.

Special Olympics GB’s National Games are to be held in Sheffield and South Yorkshire this August and will see in the region of 2,600 athletes with learning disabilities take part in 20 sports events. Special Olympics GB’s tenth National Summer Games will be held for the second time in Sheffield – the first time was back in the steel city in 1993. This is the largest disability sports event of 2017 and entry is free to the public for all sporting action.

Special Olympics GB is the largest registered charity providing year round sports training and competition opportunities for people with intellectual (learning) disabilities. The National Summer Games will open on Tuesday 8th August - with a spectacular Opening Ceremony at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane – and will continue with four days of sport.

James and his band Toseland will perform the Official Special Olympics Games Anthem at the conclusion of the Opening Ceremony.

The song can now be purchased immediately with all profits going to Special Olympics GB. Link to buy the song here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/well-stop-at-nothing-feat-chorusuk-single/id1237597006

We’ll Stop at Nothing (feat. ChorusUK) - Single by ...

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Double World Superbike champion James Toseland rose from the ashes of a career-defeating wrist injury to pursue his other main passion in life, hard rock. 

 

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