Why Become an Athlete?

Benefits of Special Olympics PEI
Powerlifting, Ahlete, Family, Coach, Dr. Frank Hayden

Special Olympics PEI has over 350 registered athletes. These athletes, and their families, experience the benefits of our programs. These benefits include:

  • physical fitness and conditioning
  • improved balance, coordination and body control
  • increase in sport skills and competitive skills
  • increase in self-confidence and social skills

For more information about how becoming an athlete can impact your life, please visit our Benefits of our Programs page.

Special Olympics offers programs for individuals of all ages. Children as young as two years of age can register in our Active Start program. This program is the first stage in the Long Term Athlete Development model that looks to develop the physical education of individuals with an intellectual disability. This model allows people to stay “active for life” in community based programs, and/or work to reach the podium in competitive training programs if they choose. For more information our the various programs offered by Special Olympics PEI, please visit our Special Olympics Programs pages.

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To register as an athlete with Special Olympics PEI, please fill out our Athlete Registration Form.