Today, Tomorrow, Forever


During these uncertain times it is hard not to feel alone, isolated, and disconnected from the world. This is especially true for people with intellectual disabilities. 

Many Special Olympics athletes have felt the pain of exclusion long before the pandemic, and many of them lost their main source of social connections when Special Olympics BC programs had to pause. 

Special Olympics BC is a community, a family, and a source of emotional stability for more than 5,200 athletes across the province.

Today, we are working to restart the year-round sport programs where athletes gain essential friendships and pride in their skills through the joy of sport. 

Will you stand with us as we create empowering opportunities for athletes with intellectual disabilities and build inclusive communities across British Columbia? 

Donate to help change lives today, tomorrow, and forever 
 

How your donation helps


Changing opportunities

Special Olympics BC offers 18 sports and youth programs to give athletes the chance to gain sport skills and improve their health while enjoying training that could take them to empowering competitions. 

“Special Olympics means a lot to me. It keeps me motivated, happy, and fit. It helps me be how I am today – a champ.” -Ryan Courtemanche, SOBC – Kelowna athlete


Changing health

People with intellectual disabilities lack access to quality health care and experience dramatically higher rates of preventable disease, chronic pain, and premature death. Our ultimate goal is to create a world where all people have the same opportunity to be healthy by addressing a range of barriers, which include lack of access, education, and resources. 

“I’m glad that I’m in Special Olympics so I can be healthy and fit.” -Simone Vanon, SOBC – Vancouver athlete


Changing attitudes

Special Olympics is raising awareness about the abilities of people with intellectual disabilities. Through sports, we showcase the skills and dignity of our athletes. We also bring together communities to see and take part in the transformative power of sports.

"I love being a part of Special Olympics because of the inclusion and we show everyone what we are capable of." -Shayne Blandin, SOBC – Oceanside athlete

 

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