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Special Olympics Canada Announces Official Launch of the Special Olympics Canada Champions Network

Mark Tewksbury, Jamie Salé and Catriona Le May Doan to Co-Chair Network

TORONTO, ON, July 11, 2014 – Special Olympics Canada is excited to announce the official launch of its Champions Network. The Special Olympics Canada Champions Network brings together a notable collection of well-known and accomplished celebrities (sport and beyond) to help raise awareness for Special Olympics programs across the country. They are committed to Special Olympics and its ability to change lives, attitudes and create a more inclusive society.

The Champions Network will also hope to inspire more Canadians to rally behind the movement. The Champions Network’s three co-chairs, Olympic Gold-medalists Mark Tewksbury, Jamie Salé and Catriona Le May Doan, have all been involved with the Special Olympics movement in various capacities and believe in its power to transform lives. The Champions Network is launching with 28 National Champions in addition to numerous celebrity supporters at the local level.

“As a long-time supporter of Special Olympics Canada and the Special Olympics Movement, I have witnessed the transformative power and joy of sport first-hand,” said Mark Tewksbury, Special Olympics Canada board member and Special Olympics Canada Champions Network Co-Chair. “The Champions Network has already embraced the power of sport to showcase the incredible abilities of Special Olympics athletes, and I know this network will only get bigger and stronger in its mission to highlight the importance of the Special Olympics Movement. “

The Champions Network will be formally launched with an ad in the July 12 edition of the Globe & Mail introducing the inaugural 28 members of the Network. Special Olympics Canada looks forward to sharing more information on the growth and success of the Champions Network in the future.