Special Olympics BC

Special Olympics BC athletes are some of the most dedicated, skilled, and passionate athletes in the province. Our athletes range in age from two years and up with many different backgrounds, interests, and levels of ability. They have the opportunity to get active in our youth programs or practice and compete year-round in the 18 sports we offer. Athletes participate recreationally or strive to compete at regional, provincial, national, or international events. SOBC athletes also have opportunities for leadership roles in their communities by serving as athlete speakers, and fundraising and program volunteers.

Melainie Hatt, Community Development Coordinator for the East and West Kootenay SOBC
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