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.