Fifty years is an impressive milestone. Since 1968, Special Olympics has been enriching the lives of athletes with an intellectual disability through sport. Today, Special Olympics provides year-round training and competitions to 5.7 million athletes in more than 170 countries.
It empowers and encourages these athletes, who, in turn, inspire others with their determination and achievements.
Special Olympics couldn't have made it this far, it needs your help today.
For 50 years, Special Olympics has unified, empowered, and celebrated the abilities of children, youth and adults. It has provided comfort and understanding you don't get anywhere else. Just think about how many athletes and families Special Olympics has helped over the course of 50 years!
Special Olympics athletes are training hard to prepare for the 2018 National Summer Games in Antigonish, Nova Scotia (July 31-Aug 4). Team Ontario is the largest team competing in both events, and over 40% of athletes and coaches will be attending for the first time!
The youngsters you saw in the video above will continue to grow and flourish in Special Olympics programs. They too have the desire to one day showcase their talent on the national stage... Their time to shine will most definitely be there for them in the future, because of Special Olympics.
We need your support today! Please, let's make sure that we don't leave any athletes on the sidelines. We need to be sure that ALL members of Team Ontario, who've been training so hard are allowed to compete at the highest level possible.
They need your support to help get them to the games.
Special Olympics Ontario (SOO) is a registered Canadian charity in good standing with Canada Revenue Agency. SOO’s charitable business number is: 11906 8435 RR0001. All donations over $10.00 are tax deductible and will receive an official receipt for income tax purposes. All donations will be processed in Canadian Dollars.