Athlete and volunteers needed with inspiring Special Olympics programs

Inviting athletes and volunteers to get involved with life-changing sport programs for people with intellectual disabilities in Burns Lake.

Special Olympics BC (SOBC) is inviting athletes and volunteers to get involved with its life-changing sport programs for people with intellectual disabilities in Burns Lake.

Special Olympics BC – Burns Lake currently offers 5-pin bowling and snowshoeing and is looking to expand its programs to provide more opportunities for local athletes. SOBC – Burns Lake is welcoming people to fill executive committee roles such as local coordinator, treasurer, and secretary to help support its vital programs. Also wanted are coaches and program volunteers to help start bocce, cross-country skiing, and track and field.

“Special Olympics BC plays a vital role in the Burns Lake community for people with intellectual disabilities,” said Charlene Flood, SOBC Manager, Community Development. “Special Olympics not only provides year-round sport programs and competition opportunities, it has a huge impact on the everyday lives of our athletes, instilling confidence and empowering them to reach their full potential. It’s a place for athletes to make friends and feel like they belong. Our volunteers also find being part of Special Olympics very rewarding when they see the athletes’ joy in their accomplishments.”

Contact Charlene Flood at 250-570-1455 or cflood@specialolympics.bc.ca for more information or to get involved with SOBC.