Special Olympics British Columbia British Columbia

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Draft an Athlete

Clayton Ralph has found a powerfully positive, supportive community with Special Olympics BC.

This summer he will experience the joy and empowerment of competing in Provincial Games with his softball teammates and father David, one of the team’s volunteer coaches.

Pictured at right: athlete Clayton Ralph with his father David Ralph.

Clayton, a Special Olympics athlete for 15 years, has found friendships and a sense of belonging by participating in the year-round SOBC sport programs in his community.

“It helps him become more a part of the community, and the circle of friends he's developed is wonderful," his father David says.

David says Clayton’s Special Olympics friends and teammates are incredibly supportive of each other, constantly right there to help one another. “Everyone works together so well. The community that the Special Olympics athletes have here in Kamloops is so positive,” he says.

This year, Clayton is one of the nearly 1,300 athletes with intellectual disabilities who have qualified to compete in the 2017 Special Olympics BC Summer Games in Kamloops from July 6 to 8. Here, athletes will not only be vying for a chance to advance to the 2018 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games, they’ll also develop important skills, self-confidence, and friendships.

This father-son duo is excited to experience their first Provincial Games together as a softball player and volunteer coach. The whole team is "already revved," says David.

“It helps him become more a part of the community, and the circle of friends he's developed is wonderful," his father David says.
David says Clayton’s Special Olympics friends and teammates are incredibly supportive of each other, constantly right there to help one another. “Everyone works together so well. The community that the Special Olympics athletes have here in Kamloops is so positive,” he says.
This year, Clayton is one of the nearly 1,300 athletes with intellectual disabilities who have qualified to compete in the 2017 Special Olympics BC Summer Games in Kamloops from July 6 to 8. Here, athletes will not only be vying for a chance to advance to the 2018 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games, they’ll also develop important skills, self-confidence, and friendships.
This father-son duo is excited to experience their first Provincial Games together as a softball player and volunteer coach. The whole team is "already revved," says David.
By drafting an athlete for the Games, you can help Special Olympics athletes like Clayton in your community be part of this exciting, empowering, and frequently life-changing experience.

By drafting an athlete for the Games, you can help Special Olympics athletes like Clayton in your community be part of this exciting, empowering, and frequently life-changing experience.

Clayton, a Special Olympics athlete for 15 years, has found friendships and a sense of belonging by participating in the year-round SOBC sport programs in his community.

“It helps him become more a part of the community, and the circle of friends he's developed is wonderful," his father David says.
David says Clayton’s Special Olympics friends and teammates are incredibly supportive of each other, constantly right there to help one another. “Everyone works together so well. The community that the Special Olympics athletes have here in Kamloops is so positive,” he says.
This year, Clayton is one of the nearly 1,300 athletes with intellectual disabilities who have qualified to compete in the 2017 Special Olympics BC Summer Games in Kamloops from July 6 to 8. Here, athletes will not only be vying for a chance to advance to the 2018 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games, they’ll also develop important skills, self-confidence, and friendships.
This father-son duo is excited to experience their first Provincial Games together as a softball player and volunteer coach. The whole team is "already revved," says David.
By drafting an athlete for the Games, you can help Special Olympics athletes like Clayton in your community be part of this exciting, empowering, and frequently life-changing experience.

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

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