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of Special Olympics athletes work. They are 5 times more likely to work than adults with an intellectual disability not enrolled in Special Olympics.

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by Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

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Frank D. Selke Jr. to be honoured with lifetime achievement award

Frank D. Selke Jr. to be honoured with lifetime achievement award
Our very own executive vice-president, Frank D. Selke Jr., (above, at left) will be honoured later this month by the Rotary Club of Toronto West at their 13th annual Rotary Youth Impact Awards.

Well-known as one of Hockey Night in Canada’s personalities in the 1960s, Selke’s nomination has generated well-deserved buzz. Tickets to the gala, being held on Friday, January 27 at The Old Mill and Spa in Toronto, are almost sold out.

Selke will be recognized for his lifelong commitment to Special Olympics in Canada. The consummate fundraiser, he is considered a major influence in establishing and sustaining many of Special Olympics Canada’s corporate sponsorships.

In 1991 Selke was also awarded the Canada Volunteer Award, and a year later, he received the Canada 125 Award. Both awards recognized his contributions to the Special Olympics movement in Canada.

Previous lifetime achievement award recipients include George Chuvalo, Silken Laumann, Michael “Pinball” Clemons, Vicki Keith, James Bartleman, Zeke O’Connor and Kim Phuc.