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.

Visit our photo and video galleries featuring our athletes, coaches and volunteers.

Dorothy Volunteer

Hardworking Special Olympics BC – Chilliwack Program Coordinator Dorothy Franson is inspired by the amazing athletes in her Local, who she says…

Dorothy Volunteer

Hardworking Special Olympics BC – Chilliwack Program Coordinator Dorothy Franson is inspired by the amazing athletes in her Local, who she says…

Barb_volunteer

Barbara Prystai’s journey with the Special Olympics started nearly 20 years ago with a simple newspaper advertisement.
“I found out about…

Barb_volunteer

Barbara Prystai’s journey with the Special Olympics started nearly 20 years ago with a simple newspaper advertisement.
“I found out about…

Dave_Volunteer

Dave has been a great coach, leader, and mentor for his athletes, assistant coaches, and program volunteers. He is currently a member of the…

Dave_Volunteer

Dave has been a great coach, leader, and mentor for his athletes, assistant coaches, and program volunteers. He is currently a member of the…

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1)      How/when did you first become involved with Special Olympics?

I first got involved with Special Olympics through…

Paul Turner

Paul has been involved with the Special Olympics movement for 37 years! As an avid sports fan, Paul has channeled his love of sports into being a…

Evan james

Evan James hails from Edmonton, Alberta and recently competed in his very first Special Olympics World Games in Austria in March of 2017. An…

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,…