Special Olympics is dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities through the
transformative power and joy of sports. We would not exist today and could not have been created without the time, energy, commitment and enthusiasm of our volunteers. We owe so much to these people who find the time to make the world a better place.
The Special Olympics Alberta annual report celebrates and shares our highlights in the past year of our athletes, volunteers, coaches, donors and sponsors who make the Special Olympics movement thrive in our province.
This year, Special Olympics Alberta had over 2,500 athletes competing in programs with over 500 of those athletes being under the age of 21. We love to see our young athletes beginning their Special Olympics journey! Another highlight from the year was the growth of our digital footprint and the reach of Special Olympics' message. Our website visits skyrocketed and went up over 700% from last year!
Alberta's own Marie Powell was awarded the Special Olympics North America Community Outstanding Coach Award in April 2022 for her coaching of snowshoeing, but she is also a skilled athletics coach. Marie is a vital part of the success of not only our athletes, but our organization as a whole.
We couldn't be more proud of everything that our athletes, coaches, volunteers and organization as a whole accomplished this year and are looking forward to 2023 and all it has to offer!
Check out the full report here.