Special Olympics British Columbia British Columbia


“I wanted to play in school but didn’t have the chance. I believed I could be a good player on the right team. Now I am a good player on a great team. Basketball gives me and my team a chance to show people what we are capable of.”

–Carson Buzdegan, SOBC – Langley athlete

Special Olympics BC athletes are some of the most dedicated, skilled, and passionate athletes in the province.

Our athletes range in age from two years and up with many different backgrounds, interests, and levels of ability. They have the opportunity to get active in our youth programs or practice and compete year-round in the 18 sports we offer.

Athletes participate recreationally or strive to compete at regional, provincial, national, or international events. SOBC athletes also have opportunities for leadership roles in their communities by serving as athlete speakers, and fundraising and program volunteers.

Learn about SOBC sports and youth programs

Find out about athlete eligibility

Become an SOBC athlete

Learn about athlete leadership opportunities

"Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."
-Special Olympics Athlete's Oath