For coach Keith Nutley of Thunder Bay, being able to provide sport to Special Olympics athletes has presented an opportunity to give back to his community. From participating in local competition, to coaching at a national level and organizing initiatives like the Law Enforcement Torch Run, Keith is not only bettering his community but engaging and encouraging Special Olympics athletes along the way.
Keith continues to bring awareness to the opportunities that are available to Special Olympics athletes. “Come out and try it. Whether you can give an occasional night, or can commit to a season, you won’t regret it. The connection as a coach is so much more personal and rewarding for both you and these athletes.” The opportunities are endless with Special Olympics and Keith continues to advocate for those interested in pursuing such.
Keith has even gotten his family involved with Special Olympics! His daughter helps with softball practices, his son has helped at National Games and his wife with scheduling. Each member of the Nutley family has found something to be proud of and the common passion for Special Olympics has presented a bonding experience like none other.
In honour of National Coaches Week, we send our gratitude and thanks to coach Keith Nutley. Thanks to coaches like YOU, Special Olympics athletes are able to achieve their goals in both competition and in life.