Special Olympics British Columbia British Columbia

2010 Recipient: Dallas Stager

The 2011 Spirit of Sport Award was presented to Dallas Stager of Vancouver. Dallas has made his mark many times as a supportive, positive and reliable teammate, and an inspirational athlete who leads by example. Dallas delivers wholehearted efforts in every practice, and he is always determined to do his best and perform for his team despite physical challenges.

A Special Olympics BC athlete since 1998, Dallas participates in floor hockey, soccer, softball and track and field. He has worked extra hard to develop his hockey skills, and some call him Gretzky. Dallas is a valued athlete representative, a sportsmanlike and dedicated competitor, and a respectful, polite person.

Dallas is known to comfort fellow athletes on their down days, and in team discussions he has shared his belief that all athletes should get along and speak kindly. He also embodies an impressive combination of athletic and creative skills – he has written and recorded his own songs, and is open to culture.