Stories

We're thrilled to introduce you to some of Special Olympics BC's inspiring athletes, coaches, volunteers, and sponsors!

Ron raising one arm while holding his medal in the other
Special Olympics has played an instrumental part in Ron Greenhorn’s life for over 30 years. The SOBC – Nanaimo athlete has competed in multiple sports...
Brendan Turner self-portrait
SOBC – Mission’s Brendan Turner has been involved with Special Olympics for over two years and has quickly made an inspiring impact to the athletes he...
SOBC – Delta athletes Becki Allen and Scott Fattedad
Empire is a proud National Partner of Special Olympics Canada. Since 2016, they have contributed more than $6 million in food and funds to support...
Thien Lam self-portrait
Thien Lam started his journey with Special Olympics when his mom took him to a basketball practice in 2009. Since then, he has never looked back. Four...
Two SOBC basketball players smiling and side-hugging
For almost as long as Special Olympics BC has existed, the  Government of B.C.  has been a key supporter of our programs and movement. The provincial...
Tracey Melesko and two athletes on the podium with hands held together and raised high
Involved with Special Olympics BC since 1988, Kelowna’s Tracey Melesko has been a longtime trailblazer of the Special Olympics movement in B.C As one...
Stanley Chang self-portrait
Special Olympics BC – Richmond’s Stanley Chang has been a dedicated coach for over eight years, helping change the lives of athletes with intellectual...
Tracy Boyd self portrait
For over five years, SOBC – Langley's Tracy Boyd has proudly coached Special Olympics athletes, empowering them through the joy of sport. Boyd is...
Law enforcement members and SOBC athletes running with LETR banner and torch
Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics BC members have been lacing up to support SOBC athletes for more than 30 years. Powered by dedicated...
Janny Jung portrait
Changing lives with Special Olympics BC since 1999, Janny Jung is a dedicated coach for SOBC – Vernon who passionately mentors athletes and fellow...