Meet a Sponsor: Wheaton Precious Metals

Wheaton Precious Metals CEO Randy Smallwood accepting their induction into the SOBC Hall of Fame in October 2018

A longtime and dedicated supporter of Special Olympics BC, Wheaton Precious Metals has truly made a difference to athletes with intellectual disabilities across the province. 

As the Presenting Sponsor of the Sports Celebrities Festival since 2006, Wheaton Precious Metals has helped this inspiring and interactive gala raise more than $5.5 million to date for SOBC and the Canucks for Kids Fund. They are also a significant and ongoing sponsor of the Goldcorp Invitational Golf Tournament, which helps raise vital funds for SOBC programs throughout B.C.

The Vancouver-based company also stepped forward in 2014 as a prominent sponsor of the Special Olympics Canada Summer Games in Vancouver, and frequently provides SOBC with silver coins and bars for use in auctions, raising even more funds.

Wheaton Precious Metals CEO Randy Smallwood has generously supported SOBC through his efforts as a member of the SOBC Board of Directors since 2012, holding the role of Chair since September 2016. 

Additionally, Smallwood served as Honorary General Manager for Team BC at the 2016 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. Smallwood attended team training camps before the Games and travelled to Newfoundland to cheer on athletes at their events.

In October 2018, Wheaton Precious Metals was inducted into Special Olympics BC Hall of Fame in recognition of the important contributions they have made to SOBC. Accepting the induction on behalf of the company, Smallwood said he understands the value of the volunteer time it takes to make SOBC work. As Chair of the SOBC Board of Directors, he said that became clear as he talked with most of the other 2018 SOBC Hall of Fame inductees. He said everyone he talked to is excited about what lies ahead for SOBC.

“You know what astounded me, and it was a pretty consistent response from every single one these recipients, was ‘I’m not done yet!’” he said. “It just goes to show, we’re not done, and we’ve got so much more we can do.”

We are so grateful for the ongoing support of Wheaton Precious Metals.