Special Olympics program gears up for fall

It’s that time of year again when we begin a new season of Special Olympics here in Trail.

It’s that time of year again when we begin a new season of Special Olympics here in Trail. This past year has been very exciting for us, sending a record number of athletes and coaches to provincial and national games.

This coming winter we will do that again with athletes heading to Kamloops for the 2015 BC Special Olympics Winter Games. SOBC-Trail will be sending a large group again competing in floor hockey, Alpine skiing and in a sport we introduced last winter snow shoeing.

It takes an extremely dedicated group of volunteers to put this all together so these athletes can experience the thrill and joy of competition, make new friends, and travel to areas of the province they may not have been able to see prior to this.

This also requires the support of a fantastic community to support what we do for some of the greatest people that you will ever meet.

This past summer and heading into the fall, SOBC will again see an increase in the amount of athletes attending Special Olympics events, training and competition. We have also seen an increase in the amount of local citizens that are stepping up and saying “I want to help out with Special Olympics, what can I do?”

We are looking for volunteers, coaches to help with our swim program, our soccer program and our snow shoeing program and in the spring our basketball program goes full steam ahead.

So if you would like to jump in, and help put a lot of smiles on a lot of faces here is how you can connect with us. We will be having our registration evening and BBQ at Gyro Park on Sept 17 at 5 pm. You can also check out our Facebook page at Special Olympics BC-Trail, our website at sobctrail.com.

Ben Postmus

SOBC

Trail

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