Draft an Athlete


Special Olympics Alberta Draft an Athlete program provides support to Team Alberta athletes in training, travel and accommodations leading up to and during the 2020 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games.

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The Draft an Athlete program builds partnerships between athletes involved in Special Olympics and the communities in which they live, train and make us proud.

By contributing $1,000 or more you can partner with an athlete and support their journey to Thunder Bay.

As a Draft partner you will enjoy:

  • THE JOURNEY: An opportunity to follow your athlete on their journey, leave messages on their webpage, and updates on their progress throughout the year, along with their results during Nationals.
  • ATHLETE WEBPAGE: Personal and/or logo recognition on your Team Alberta Athlete’s webpage.
  • NEWSLETTER: Recognition as a drafter and team member in the Team Alberta 2020 Newsletter that will feature athlete profiles, TAB updates, and invitations to any public team events.
  • PERSONALIZED THANK YOU:  Personal thank you greeting from your drafted athlete.

Draft an Athlete

"Being part of Team Alberta means - Being a part of something bigger, it has this amazing and lasting impact on the athletes, coaches, mission staff and volunteers. You carry the memories and friends you make for life." - Brittany Gadzosa, Team Alberta Mission Staff.

At just 16-years-old Emma Bittorf is already a Special Olympics World Summer Games silver medalist and now she will join Team Alberta for the second

"It makes me very happy to be part of Team Alberta and to be able to represent my province," said Emma.

Special Olympics Alberta athletes like Emma have put in the hard work and now it's time to show them that Alberta has their backs.

Show your support through Draft an Athlete help subsidize Team Alberta training, travel, and accommodations leading up to and during the 2020 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games.


February 25 - 29, 2020

8 sports: 5-pin bowling, alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, curling, figure skating, floor hockey, snowshoeing, and speed skating.

Team Alberta will have 97 athletes and 35 coaches/mission staff. Check out www.specialolympics.ca/2020-team-alberta/athletes for the full roster of athletes.

Your contribution will make dreams come true and help get an athlete with an intellectual disability to the National Games. Draft an Athlete today by filling out your payment information below. For more information on the Draft an Athlete program please contact:

Johnny Byrne

Special Olympics Alberta
3-Jerry Forbes Centre 12122 68th St NW
Edmonton, AB
1-800-444-2883 Ext: 1003