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YOUR DONATION WILL BE MATCHED!

A generous donor has committed up to $60,000 in matching funds for Draft an Athlete.

Although we will not be gathering in-person this year at the Special Olympics Canada LIMITLESS Gala, the need for critical funding to support our community programs and athletes across Canada remains an urgent priority.

At this time of year when we would normally gather for a night of high fives, stories of impact and celebration of our athletes and supporters at LIMITLESS, we ask that you keep that in spirit as we rise to our next challenge.

This year, fans of Special Olympics have an opportunity to support Special Olympics Team Canada athletes who will be competing in Kazan, Russia, by symbolically Drafting an Athlete for $1,500 per athlete. These contributions will support Special Olympics Team Canada athletes in their journey to World Games, as well as our programs across Canada. From grassroots to Games, this support reaches more than 41,000 athletes in communities across the country. Help champion the athletes competing in their quest for the podium and personal bests. Draft one or more athletes on your own, or get together with a friend or group to share the cost. 

The Special Olympics World Winter Games are one of the world's largest humanitarian sporting events and are focused on advancing a truly inclusive world for people with intellectual disabilities. Taking place in Kazan, Russia in January 2023, SO Team Canada will be comprised of more than 100 Special Olympics athletes, coaches, and mission staff competing in 5 winter sports. Special Olympics Team Canada athletes have been training at home through online seminars, workouts and team meetings as they prepare for the Games.

In our history, we have not had to face these types of challenges, but we are responding with ‘Challenge Accepted’ and a renewed commitment to ensure Special Olympics in Canada, our athletes and volunteers, come through this pandemic together, stronger and better.

Draft an Athlete supporters receive the following benefits:

  • Charitable tax receipt for the full amount of your donation;
  • A photo and bio of the drafted athlete(s);
  • Recognition on Special Olympics Canada’s website;
  • Updates before and during the Games

We thank you for your continued support and hope that you will accept this challenge along with us.

Help support our athletes’ journeys by drafting one or more athletes today!  To do so, click here or select one of the Special Olympics Team Canada athletes profiled below. 

Thank you Drafters

Sponsored by:

 

 

 

Alex Cappuccitti

Province: Ontario
Sport: Speed Skating
Hometown: Ajax
 


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Alisha Windsor

 
 
 Province: Ontario
 Sport: Alpine Skiing
 Hometown: North Bay
 

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Ambyr Lindon

Province: Alberta
Sport: Alpine Skiing
Hometown: Edmonton


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Audrey D'Astous

Province: Quebec
Sport: Snowshoeing
Hometown: Québec
 


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Aura Wilkinson

 
 
 Province: Manitoba
 Sport: Snowshoeing
 Hometown: Winnipeg
 

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Brandon Park

Province: Newfoundland and Labrador
Sport: Speed Skating
Hometown: McIvers


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Elizabeth Ashton

Province: British Columbia
Sport: Speed Skating
Hometown: Victoria
 


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Greg Donaldson

 
 
 Province: Saskatchewan
 Sport: Snowshoeing
 Hometown: Saskatoon
 

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Jack Fan

Province: Ontario
Sport: Figure Skating
Hometown: Kanata


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Jamie Foster

Province: New Brunswick
Sport: Snowshoeing
Hometown: Woodlands
 


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Jordan Koughan

 
 
 Province: Prince Edward   Island
 Sport: Speed Skating
 Hometown: Johnston River
 

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Joshua Boudreau

Province: Northwest-Territories
Sport: Speed Skating
Hometown: Yellowknife


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Katie Xu

Province: Ontario
Sport: Figure Skating
Hometown: Kanata
 


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Monique Shah

 
 
 Province: Ontario
 Sport: Snowshoeing
 Hometown: Bradford
 

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Neal Condron

Province: Ontario
Sport: Cross-Country Skiing
Hometown: Brockville


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Nicole Vespa

Province: Ontario
Sport: Figure Skating
Hometown: Hamilton
 


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Padraig McIntyre

 
 
 Province: Yukon
 Sport: Cross-Country Skiing
 Hometown: Whitehorse
 

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Peter Snider

Province: Ontario
Sport: Snowshoeing
Hometown: Waterloo


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Philip Lock

Province: Ontario
Sport: Cross-Country Skiing
Hometown: Barrie
 


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Rosemary Laidler

 
 
 Province: Ontario
 Sport: Figure Skating
 Hometown: Kincardine
 

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Sara Albers

Province: Ontario
Sport: Speed Skating
Hometown: London


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Scott Denyes

Province: Nova Scotia
Sport: Figure Skating
Hometown: Beaver Bank
 


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Steven Clapperton

 
 
 Province: Ontario
 Sport: Alpine Skiing
 Hometown: Newmarket
 

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Sydney Paul

Province: Ontario
Sport: Alpine Skiing
Hometown: Campbellville


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William hart

Province: Manitoba
Sport: Alpine Skiing
Hometown: Thompson
 


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