Kyle McLaughlin

Special Olympics Team BC 2020: Snowshoeing
Kyle McLaughlin

Special Olympics BC Local:




When and how did you get involved with Special Olympics?

I have been involved with Special Olympics for over 10 years. I started playing floor hockey, then added some other sports as well.

Will these be your first Special Olympics Canada Games? If not, which other National Games did you compete in, and in what sports?

I went to the Special Olympics Canada Games for basketball in 2014.

What were your results in the 2019 Special Olympics BC Winter Games? How did you feel about your performance?

I got one gold medal and two bronze medals at Special Olympics BC Winter Games in 2019. I feel pretty good about my performance.

What does it mean to you to be part of Special Olympics Team BC 2020?

It feels awesome to be part of Special Olympics Team BC 2020. I am very excited!

What is your goal for these National Games?

My goal is to have fun and achieve some personal best times.

What does competing at National Games mean to you?

It means I have to practice and train hard. I'm a bit nervous, but really excited at the same time.

What do you like most about the sport you will compete in at National Games?

I like snowshoeing because we have to get up early and we get to be out in the snow.

What is your favourite Special Olympics experience to date?

I enjoy being part of a team and making new friends.

What would you tell someone about Special Olympics to encourage them to get involved?

I would tell anyone that asks, Special Olympics is a lot of fun.

What other Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

I also participate in soccer, floor hockey, basketball, Club Fit, softball, and golf.

Please tell us a little bit more about yourself! What else would you like people to know about you?

I would like people to know that I am outgoing and friendly and that I have a sense of humour.

What is one word you would use to describe yourself? :)