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.

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 more...
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 athletics...
Rachel Loggie
Rachael Loggie hails from Charlottetown, PEI and has been involved in Special Olympics for 14 years. During this time Rachael has participated, and...
Athletes
We invite you to participate in a study conducted by a team of researchers from Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Bloorview Research...
MP
Dr. Robert Kitchen, MP for Souris-Moose Mountain, SK recognized Special Olympics and volunteer Hayley Wall in the House of Commons last week! Thank...
Coach
(September 21, 2017) With support from the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) and Special Olympics Canada, the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC)...
Jesse Canney
Hometown: Durham Bridge, New Brunswick Age: 21 Jesse Canney hails from Durham Bridge, New Brunswick and has been an avid swimmer since he was little...
Alma Loken
4-year-old Alma Loken started with Special Olympics in her local Active Start program in the fall of 2015 and has loved every minute of it. Since she...
Nicholas
An athlete with Special Olympics BC for more than three years, Nicholas McClean is a persistant and hard-working athlete. A swimmer who just took part...
Carmel
Dr. Carmel Casey has been involved with Special Olympics for 18 years. Her involvement began when her sister Denise became a Special Olympics athlete...
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 more...
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 athletics...
Rachel Loggie
Rachael Loggie hails from Charlottetown, PEI and has been involved in Special Olympics for 14 years. During this time Rachael has participated, and...
Athletes
We invite you to participate in a study conducted by a team of researchers from Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Bloorview Research...
MP
Dr. Robert Kitchen, MP for Souris-Moose Mountain, SK recognized Special Olympics and volunteer Hayley Wall in the House of Commons last week! Thank...
Coach
(September 21, 2017) With support from the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) and Special Olympics Canada, the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC)...
Jesse Canney
Hometown: Durham Bridge, New Brunswick Age: 21 Jesse Canney hails from Durham Bridge, New Brunswick and has been an avid swimmer since he was little...
Alma Loken
4-year-old Alma Loken started with Special Olympics in her local Active Start program in the fall of 2015 and has loved every minute of it. Since she...
Nicholas
An athlete with Special Olympics BC for more than three years, Nicholas McClean is a persistant and hard-working athlete. A swimmer who just took part...
Carmel
Dr. Carmel Casey has been involved with Special Olympics for 18 years. Her involvement began when her sister Denise became a Special Olympics athlete...