Special Olympics Canada News
From LETR to starting up a Special Olympics basketball team, this Alberta Constable is transforming lives through sport every day
In 2010, I was asked to participate in a community LETR run. I honestly didn’t know what LETR or Special Olympics was about at that time, but I enjoyed running, so I said yes. I started volunteering and meeting local athletes. The athletes always had huge smiles on their faces and the happiness was contagious.
Volunteering with Special Olympics just as important as Med School for this Newfoundland & Labrador coach
When Melissa Tobin started Medical School last year, she didn’t even question continuing her role as a Special Olympics swim coach. Although the 23-year-old knew her first year studying medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland was a major time commitment, Monday night swim practice was just as important.
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Alberta’s Martin McSween was introduced to Special Olympics 30 years ago while working at a group home for individuals with intellectual disabilities in Drumheller.
Special Olympics Saskatchewan coach Jill Dobbin started volunteering in Kindersley when she was just 11-years-old. Today, the now 15-year-old acts as assistant coach for her local bowling and athletics teams.
I volunteer for ME! The pure joy and love of life experienced through interacting with our athletes is unmatched anywhere else.