Special Olympics PEI athletes are thriving in roles on and off the playing fields. Our athletes engage in public speaking roles, act as MCs at events, represent the interests of Islanders with intellectual disabilities on Parliament Hill and sit on our Board of Directors.
Special Olympics Athlete Leadership allows athletes to explore opportunities for greater participation in our movement beyond sports training and competition: as coaches, officials, team captains, spokespeople and Board and committee members.
These roles give athletes a voice in shaping the Special Olympics movement, and a chance to spread the word about the transformations Special Olympics can bring to individuals and families. Athlete Leadership also provides a way for athletes to showcase talents and interests that may have gone unnoticed, such as public speaking.
On November 3rd, 2015 we were delighted and honored to be joined by very special guests at the Charlottetown SO Fun Day! During this sport festival for island students, His Royal Highness, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex recognized the contributions that four SOPEI Athlete Leadership members have made to the organization and their surrounding communities. Also in attendance was The Honourable H. Wade MacLauchlan, Premier of PEI, and His Honour H. Frank Lewis, Lieutenant Governor of PEI.
Meet Special Olympics PEI's Athlete Leadership Team: