Stories

Sharing the joy of sport

Special Olympics has received many incredible stories from people whose lives have been changed and enriched through sport, friendship, fun and mentorship. Some of those people have been kind enough to share their stories with you.

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Sarah McCarthy

The 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games might be more than nine months away, but that isn’t slowing down cross-country skier Sarah McCarthy,…

Cole Davis

Cole Davis thrives on the smell of chlorine and the sounds of swimming strokes in the pool.

At 62 years old, Cole Davis is spreading the…

JorDen Tyson

When you think about Special Olympics, grace typically isn’t the first word that comes to mind. But when you describe figure skater JorDen Tyson,…

Keegan Waite

As the youngest member to ever join Team PEI, Keegan Waite is small but mighty. Even at his young age, he is often referred to as a brick wall and…

Matt Fields

Matt Fields is a 25-year-old from Toronto, Ontario who has been a proud Special Olympics athlete for the past ten years. Matt, an avid sports…

In the world of sports, it can be easy to forget what really matters. Too often we find ourselves rooting for the win – seeing the finish line as…

Lee-Ann McBride has been a member of Special Olympics Alberta - Brooks for nearly 30 years.

“I was asked to join by a local coach 27 years…

Shannon Leonard

Shannon Leonard has been a volunteer with Special Olympics Alberta - Whitecourt for the past three years. Like many other Special Olympics…

Tom Norton

The excellence and dedication of Special Olympics British Columbia coach Tom Norton have earned international recognition, as the Abbotsford-based…

Stuart Baker

When Stuart Baker moved back to Mackenzie from Alberta, being able to jump right back into Special Olympics “put a big smile on his face,” his…