Stories

Sharing the joy of sport

Special Olympics has received many incredible stories from people whose lives have been changed and enriched through sport, friendship, fun and mentorship. Some of those people have been kind enough to share their stories with you.

Visit our photo and video galleries featuring our athletes, coaches, and volunteers.

Athlete Leaders hold up certificates.

The Athlete Leadership Program (ALP) instills confidence in Special Olympics athletes to further their voice in all aspects of their lives,…

Michael Jacques_SOC

If you haven’t already, check out Special Olympics athlete, Sobeys employee and published author Michael Jacques’ book! Michael a young adult with…

CALC athletes

Special Olympics Canada is very excited to announce that 3 members of the Canadian Athlete Leadership Council have been selected to represent…

Johnathan

Special Olympics have been a part of Jonathan’s life since 2001. He became a floor hockey coach in Quebec, which allowed him to take part in…

Shirley Miller

Shirley Miller hails from Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador. She first started volunteer with Special Olympics in 2007 and hasn’t…

Lew Champion

Originally becoming involved with Special Olympics as a member of the Board of Directors for Special Olympics PEI, Lew quickly realized his…

Tessa Webb

Tessa Webb is the head coach of her local Abbotsford Active Start and FUNdamentals program, helping ages 2-12 learn basic motor skills. Tessa…

Liz Little

Liz Little first started volunteer with Special Olympics over 10 years ago, when her daughter Katie joined the movement as an athlete. Liz…

Tom Weissburger

A licensed optician for the past 35 years, Tom has been a passionate Opening Eyes volunteer for the past 14 years. Over the years, Tom has become…

SONFL Athlete Eddie Hynes

35-year-old Eddie Hynes has been with Special Olympics Newfoundland & Labrador for 15 years and participates in soccer, floor hockey and…