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“I like being part of Special Olympics. It’s like being a part of a family. I know that the skills and encouragement I received from Special Olympics has helped me be brave enough to go after my goals.” – Allie Price

Allie has been a Special Olympics athlete for 10 years and competes in soccer and golf.
Allie Price, Special Olympics Athlete, Alberta
“Scooter,” as Scott is known by his peers, is a leader and a gifted speaker – his speeches at public events exude warmth and sincerity. He has won numerous medals, is known for his tough and tenacious play, and has taken part in countless events to raise awareness for Special Olympics. Scott was awarded the London Sportsperson of the year in 2009, and was inducted into Guelph Sports Hall of Fame.
Scott Tennant, Special Olympics Athlete, Ontario
“The athletes in Special Olympics are the most caring, brave, inspiring, and hardworking people that you will ever come across. I'm very fortunate, I get to spend time with my athletes and help them achieve their goals, whether they are sport related or not. It's selfish really, they've taught me more than I've taught them.” – Alysia Angus Lunt
Alysia Angus Lunt, Special Olympics Coach, Prince Edward Island
For Tijana, attending her first World Games and winning a silver medal made her immensely happy. Special Olympics has allowed her to make new friends and become more social. Figure Skating on the world stage and being a member of Team Canada made her very proud. When she’s not participating in Special Olympics programs she loves to read and watch movies.
Tijana McCarthy, Special Olympics Athlete, Yukon

23 year-old Allie Price is just one example of the many individuals with an intellectual disability benefitting from the support of Special Olympics Canada. To read more Special Olympics Stories click here.

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Did you know?

  • Special Olympics Canada runs programs throughout all Provinces and Territories with the exception of Nunavut.
  • There are Special Olympics programs running every day in 450 communities across the country.
  • The youngest athlete enrolled in Special Olympics programming is 2 years old. Athletes well into their 80’s also participate in Special Olympics programs.
  • Special Olympics athletes are roughly 5 times more likely to work than adults with an intellectual disability not enrolled in Special Olympics.