Help needed for Special Olympics

I am writing to ask anyone from the community to please, please, please consider helping out with Trail Special Olympics.

I am writing to ask anyone from the community to please, please, please consider helping out with Trail Special Olympics.

Trail Special Olympics are year round sports for people with special needs. We are in desperate need of people to run our executive board. The jobs are fundraising coordinator, program coordinator (looks after sports) and treasurer. Since we do not have the people running Trail Special Olympics, we cannot go to any tournaments or hold any fun local activities.

We have missed a bowling tournament in Cranbrook and we are not doing our Halloween bowling tournament. We may not even get to do 2012 Summer Regionals if an executive board is not set up soon. A lot of athletes train hard to go to tournament and it is not fair not to be able to go with them. Other athletes look forward to the fun activities. We have seven sports – they are 5-pin bowling, swimming, early-start swimming (ages 5-12), floor hockey, alpine (downhill) skiing, gold and bocce.

If interested, please contact Karly Ferner, Manager, Community Development ph 250-919-0757 or kferner@specialolympics.bc.ca.

Paula Prough

Trail Special Olympic athlete representative