Special Olympics British Columbia British Columbia

Draft an Athlete

Draft an Athlete

This year, Kamloops will host the largest Special Olympics BC Provincial Games to date. From July 6 to 8, nearly 1,300 athletes from all over the province and Yukon will compete with determination and pride in the 11 SOBC summer sports: 5-pin bowling, 10-pin bowling, athletics (track and field), basketball, bocce, golf, rhythmic gymnastics, powerlifting, soccer, softball, and swimming.

Competing in Provincial Games is a huge thrill in itself for the athletes, many of whom will have their first opportunities ever to travel with a team, and will experience the joy of challenging themselves to attain and exceed their athletic goals.

It’s impossible to see Special Olympics Games and not be inspired by the sportsmanship, determination, abilities, and joy of the athletes and their dedicated volunteer coaches. Special Olympics Games put our athletes in the spotlight to show all that they can do.

But long before the athletes arrive, they need you on their team. By drafting an athlete to the Provincial Games you can help give this exciting, empowering, and frequently life-changing experience to Special Olympics athletes from across B.C. 

Athlete benefits

Your donation will allow athletes to receive the full Games experience, including an athletes’ village, opening and closing ceremonies, high-calibre athletic venues, and qualified officials. This experience will create lasting memories and have a positive impact on the lives of each athlete long after the 2017 Special Olympics BC Summer Games have come to a close.

Donor benefits

Draft an athlete in any sport for $500 and you will help fund an athlete's travel, accommodation, meals, and competition costs. But the true impact will be felt by the athlete whose life will be changed by the skills, friendships, and self-confidence they develop at the Games. To draft an athlete now, please click here.

To help give the joy of competing and succeeding to even more athletes, get your office or friends and family together to fundraise through a pledge page! Click here to get your page started now.

Draft donors will receive the following benefits:

  • A brief bio of and a personalized note from your drafted athlete or team
  • a charitable tax receipt (if applicable)
  • an invitation to attend the Games competition events

Please click here to donate online

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