For 6 years, Special Olympics BC – Princeton has been providing sporting opportunities for people with an intellectual disability that reside in this community. A small group of loyal volunteers have grown this local organization that now offer; bowling, curling and bocce to their athletes. In the past they have also offered golf, alpine skiing and power lifting, but lack of volunteers limit them to providing more opportunities.
The Executive board need more volunteers who are willing to step up and take on a task or two so they can continue offering sport to these athletes. Presently this group is multi-tasking, but would love to have a designated person or co – chairs for positions such as public relations/media, ongoing volunteer recruitment, help with program planning, coaching locally as well as getting athletes to competition within BC.
The athletes train extremely hard in their weekly programs, and competitions are where they can put everything they’ve learned into motion and celebrate their successes from training. This is also where they can meet and forge long time friendships outside of their own community.
Special Olympics BC is as much about sport, physical fitness , good nutrition as it is building confidence and enjoying the social aspects of this provincial organization.
Leslie Thornley, Manager of Community Development will be present in Princeton to deliver a short presentation on this organization as well as explain the tasks and positions that need to be fulfilled so this chapter of Special Olympics BC can continue to run their programs. Please join Leslie and some of the existing volunteers;
When: Thursday, January 23, 7 to 8 p.m.
Where: Princeton Chamber of Commerce, 105 Crowsnest Hwy
About Special Olympics BC
Special Olympics BC is dedicated to providing individuals with intellectual disabilities opportunities to enrich their lives and celebrate personal achievement through positive sport experiences. In 55 communities around the province, we provide year-round training and competitive opportunities in 18 different sports to more than 4,200 athletes of all ages and abilities, thanks to the dedicated efforts of over 3,200 volunteers. For more information, please visit www.specialolympics.bc.ca. Find us on Facebook and Twitter: www.facebook.com/specialolympicsbc | @sobcsociety.