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.

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JorDen Tyson
When you think about Special Olympics, grace typically isn’t the first word that comes to mind. But when you describe figure skater JorDen Tyson...
Keegan Waite
As the youngest member to ever join Team PEI, Keegan Waite is small but mighty. Even at his young age, he is often referred to as a brick wall and...
Matt Fields
Matt Fields is a 25-year-old from Toronto, Ontario who has been a proud Special Olympics athlete for the past ten years. Matt, an avid sports...
In the world of sports, it can be easy to forget what really matters. Too often we find ourselves rooting for the win – seeing the finish line as the...
Lee-Ann McBride has been a member of Special Olympics Alberta - Brooks for nearly 30 years. “I was asked to join by a local coach 27 years ago,” said...
Shannon Leonard
Shannon Leonard has been a volunteer with Special Olympics Alberta - Whitecourt for the past three years. Like many other Special Olympics volunteers...
Tom Norton
The excellence and dedication of Special Olympics British Columbia coach Tom Norton have earned international recognition, as the Abbotsford-based...
Stuart Baker
When Stuart Baker moved back to Mackenzie from Alberta, being able to jump right back into Special Olympics “put a big smile on his face,” his mother...
David Johnston
Dawson Creek athlete David Johnston has achieved a lot with Special Olympics, and he is committed to helping Special Olympics BC (SOBC) grow in his...
Courtenay Rekis
Special Olympics BC – Delta athlete Courtenay Rekis says being involved with Special Olympics has helped her develop confidence, stay fit, and make...