Meet a Sponsor: Pan American Silver

SOBC alpine skiing athletes with medals at 2023 SOBC Games

A valued Silver Sponsor of Special Olympics BC since 2021, Pan American Silver generously supports SOBC’s year-round programs and events, creating empowering opportunities for athletes with intellectual disabilities to grow through sport.

Pan American Silver played an important role in the success of the 2023 Special Olympics BC Winter Games presented by Prospera Credit Union. SOBC’s first Provincial Games in four years brought more than 500 athletes from around the province together in Kamloops. They relished the opportunity to compete in their favourite sports, show their abilities, and develop lasting friendships.

We are so grateful for Pan American Silver’s continued support of Special Olympics BC, which makes a positive difference in the lives of athletes like Lauren Philley from SOBC – North Shore. 

“Before Special Olympics, it was difficult to make friends. Now I've met many friends inside and out of Special Olympics. It has taught me teamwork and given me confidence in myself in all aspects of my life. Special Olympics has helped me overcome my nervousness in sport competition and social and work settings,” she says.

Brent Bergeron, Pan American Silver Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability, is a long-standing supporter of SOBC. As a dedicated member of SOBC’s Board of Directors, Bergeron shows inspiring commitment to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities and building inclusion through sport. 

With Pan American Silver’s support, we can look forward to seeing more athletes participate in the sports they love and create lasting memories with friends. Thank you for your generosity and commitment to growing the Special Olympics movement!

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