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.

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,...
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,...
NEIL
Neil previously coached Special Olympics for 10 years, throughout his high school years, university, and the first part of medical school....
NEIL
Neil previously coached Special Olympics for 10 years, throughout his high school years, university, and the first part of medical school....
Dorothy Volunteer
Hardworking Special Olympics BC – Chilliwack Program Coordinator Dorothy Franson is inspired by the amazing athletes in her Local, who she says always...
Dorothy Volunteer
Hardworking Special Olympics BC – Chilliwack Program Coordinator Dorothy Franson is inspired by the amazing athletes in her Local, who she says always...
Barb_volunteer
Barbara Prystai’s journey with the Special Olympics started nearly 20 years ago with a simple newspaper advertisement. “I found out about Special...
Barb_volunteer
Barbara Prystai’s journey with the Special Olympics started nearly 20 years ago with a simple newspaper advertisement. “I found out about Special...