Special Olympics BC – North Shore volunteer Tracy Evans says the best thing about being involved with SOBC is working with the athletes.
“My time that I give to SOBC – North Shore fills my heart with much happiness and joy!” she says.
Evans serves on SOBC – North Shore’s Local Committee and her responsibilities with the Local include helping coordinate the Athlete Council, overseeing athlete medical records, managing the track and field program, and keeping score for 5-pin bowling. She has also supported SOBC athletes as a mission staff member at multiple SOBC Provincial Games, and says it was always a wonderful experience.
Evans says Special Olympics BC is an amazing organization to volunteer with, and there are many talented, dedicated SOBC – North Shore volunteers who work hard so that athletes can thrive.
When did you start with Special Olympics, and how did you get involved?
I started with SOBC – North Shore 10 years ago. I had just received my 10-year service pin. One of my best friend’s daughters was involved in Special Olympics on the North Shore and I was always going to watch her sports. She is/was a busy young lady involved in many sports. My friend was helping coach track at the time and asked me to come and help out. I was drawn in at that moment and have been actively involved since then.
What has been your most memorable Special Olympics experience?
It is hard to pick one memorable Special Olympics moment. I have had the opportunity to go to a few Games and I must admit my travel memories are near and dear to me. I love the pre-planning before we go, the bus rides, the sleepless nights, and the excitement of the athletes in anticipation of competing. Travelling to Provincial Games will always be fond memories to me.
What is your favourite thing about being involved with SOBC?
My favorite thing about being involved in Special Olympics is the athletes. I have met so many new friends, and been a part of many triumphs and some letdowns. The athletes inspire me daily to be a better person and to always try my best at whatever I attempt to do.
What would you like others to know about SOBC – North Shore?
One of the things about SOBC – North Shore that I would like others to know is that we are made up of a great number of volunteers. The time, commitment, and dedication from our volunteers is top-notch. They ensure that our programs are fun, run smoothly, that the athletes are challenged, and that everyone is able to participate and meet their own personal goals. Special Olympics is a great place to volunteer.