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with an intellectual disability are registered in Special Olympics programs.

50 per cent

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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Special Olympics Canada Announces 2015 Rob Plunkett LETR Award Winner


Special Olympics Canada is delighted to announce its 2015 Rob Plunkett LETR Award winner. This Award is presented to a Law Enforcement Torch Run representative who best exemplifies the spirit, philosophy, dedication and goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run and the Special Olympics Movement. The winner will be honoured during the 2015 National Awards evening on Thursday, November 19 at Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto.

Rob Plunkett Law Enforcement Torch Run Award – Sergeant Michael McAllister, St. Catharines, ON

Michael is one of the original members who brought the Law Enforcement Torch Run program to Canada. In 1986, he was selected as Niagara Regional Police Service’s (NRPS) first LETR coordinator. As the Torch Run program in Ontario grew, he recruited other local Niagara law enforcement agencies to assist and participate, a strong relationship that continues to this day. He has participated in community torch runs almost every year since and remains involved with the program, currently as the Zone 4 coordinator for Southwestern Ontario, always busy and always searching for new and sustainable fundraising ideas.