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.

NEIL

Neil previously coached Special Olympics for 10 years, throughout his high school years, university, and the first part of medical school.…

NEIL

Neil previously coached Special Olympics for 10 years, throughout his high school years, university, and the first part of medical school.…

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…