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Special Olympics BC

Our partnership with Special Olympics BC helps provide year-round, high-quality sports programs and competitions for more than 5,200 athletes with intellectual disabilities across the province.

Visit the Special Olympics website here


Prospera Credit Union’s generous support has made a huge difference for Special Olympics BC athletes in 2020. Many people with intellectual disabilities have felt the pain of exclusion long before the pandemic, and many of them lost their main source of social connections when SOBC programs had to pause. Prospera’s support has helped us ensure that athletes continue to feel connected, and has allowed us to develop resources so athletes can maintain their training and health at home. Funding from Prospera is also helping us safely restart our life-changing sport, health, and youth programs that are so important to more than 5,200 athletes in communities across the province



Athlete of the Month - February



Francis Stanley (click to read full interview) Expand/Collapse



When and how did you get involved with Special Olympics?

I joined the cross country ski team when I was 12 years old.

What do you like most about cross country skiing?

It makes me feel really good. I love being out in the snow and the in the forest.

What other Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

I used to play soccer, basketball, track and field, and floor hockey.

What is your favourite Special Olympics experience to date?

Travelling to the World Games in Austria and seeing the beautiful, old country.

What would you tell someone about Special Olympics to encourage them to get involved?

It's a great community, I have made so many friends plus I am healthy because of my training.

Please tell us a little bit more about yourself! What else would you like people to know about you?

I borrow a friend's dog, Riley, and he likes to run and ski with me. I live on my own in my own apartment and I love cooking healthy food.

What is one word you would use to describe yourself?

Fast.


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Special Olympics Logo The organization provides a variety of sports and youth programs, giving athletes the chance to gain sport skills and improve their health while enjoying training that could take them to competitions at local, regional, national and international levels. But the benefits from Special Olympics BC programs go well beyond the basics: athletes experience joy and acceptance, cultivate friendships and self-confidence, and feel empowered to overcome obstacles and achieve their goals.

As well, a network of thousands of coaches and fans share a unique experience and sense of community in supporting, cheering on and learning from the athletes they work with.