Special Olympics Ontario (SOO) is excited to announce the launch of our Hometown Games (HTG) program in partnership with Special Olympics Almaguin Highlands Hometown Games is an opportunity for athletes to compete and have fun in an all-inclusive environment!

Event Sponsor

Special thanks to Tim Horton's and Sobey's for supporting this event!

competition information

Saturday, July 23, 2022

9:45 AM to 4:30 PM

Village of Burks Falls Ball Diamonds

220 Centre Street, Burks Falls, ON

Buses and Cars can take a small side road past the arena to arrive directly at the diamonds.

Rules of Play

  1. Have fun

  2. Umpires word is final

  3. Safety Line at home will be in effect

  4. Third strike foul and the batter is out

  5. Helmets Must be Worn by all Base runners

  6. Home Team decided by a coin toss

  7. Maximum 5 runs per inning

  8. Games will be 7 innings

  9. A mercy rule shall be imposed if after five full innings of play if one teams leads another by ten runs or more, the game will be called

  10. No new inning will start after 55 minutes

  11. Tie and the end of round robin will be decided by runs against and then runs for. If still tied there will be a draw out of a hat to determine the winner.

  12. Teams will bat all players

  13. Runners are allowed after the batter makes it to first base. Runner will be the last out

  14. There is no limit on substitutions

  15. There is to be no alcohol brought to or consumed on the property

  16. There is to be no smoking at or near the ball diamonds

$150.00 per team. Cheques are to be made payable to Almaguin Special Olympics including lunch for athletes and coaches. For any Spectators coming on a bus with the team, Lunch is $5. The number required for these individuals needs to be noted on your team’s registration sheet. Funds for those lunches needs to be included on your registration cheque which can be brought the day of the tournament. Any spectators not traveling directly with the team need to provide their own lunch.

Informational questions can be directed to Cheryl Atkinson.

Almaguin Special Olympics July 23, 2022 Schedule

9:45 Opening Ceremonies including Marching in of athletes around Diamond A.

Time Diamond A Diamond B

10:15 Barrie vs Almaguin North Bay 1 vs North Bay 2

11:30 Lunch Break Lunch Break

12:15 North Bay 1 vs Almaguin North Bay 2 vs Barrie

1:45 North Bay 2 vs Almaguin

3:00 North Bay 1 vs Barrie

4:15 Awards

Safe Travels Home!

Driving directions from Ontario Street in Burks Falls

  • Turn on to Younge Street (right if coming from the South and left if coming from the North) Opatovsky Funeral Home is on the Corner.

  • Continue on Younge Street past Centre Street where the Arena and Legion are located on your left. You will see signs for both.

  • You will see Simpson Street on your right.

  • Keep going a short distance where you will see Dimsdale Street on your right and a Dirt Road on your left.

  • Turn left here and you will see the ball diamonds straight ahead.

Lets Have Fun!!!!