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.

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...
Dave_Volunteer
Dave has been a great coach, leader, and mentor for his athletes, assistant coaches, and program volunteers. He is currently a member of the Westman...
Dave_Volunteer
Dave has been a great coach, leader, and mentor for his athletes, assistant coaches, and program volunteers. He is currently a member of the Westman...
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1) How/when did you first become involved with Special Olympics? I first got involved with Special Olympics through my high school Interact Club....
Paul Turner
Paul has been involved with the Special Olympics movement for 37 years! As an avid sports fan, Paul has channeled his love of sports into being a...
Evan james
Evan James hails from Edmonton, Alberta and recently competed in his very first Special Olympics World Games in Austria in March of 2017. An...
Sarah McCarthy
The 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games might be more than nine months away, but that isn’t slowing down cross-country skier Sarah McCarthy, who...
Cole Davis
Cole Davis thrives on the smell of chlorine and the sounds of swimming strokes in the pool. At 62 years old, Cole Davis is spreading the power and joy...
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...