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.

Johnathan

Special Olympics have been a part of Johnathan’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…

Rachel Loggie

Rachael Loggie hails from Charlottetown, PEI and has been involved in Special Olympics for 14 years. During this time Rachael has participated,…

Rachel Loggie

Rachael Loggie hails from Charlottetown, PEI and has been involved in Special Olympics for 14 years. During this time Rachael has participated,…

Athletes

We invite you to participate in a study conducted by a team of researchers from Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Bloorview Research…