Special Olympics – Penticton

Mission Statement

To provide individuals with an intellectual disability opportunities to enhance their lives and celebrate personal achievement through positive sport experiences.

About Special Olympics British Columbia

Special Olympics BC is a non-profit organization providing individuals with an intellectual disability the opportunity to enhance their life and celebrate personal achievement through positive sport experiences. We do more than just provide an opportunity to develop fitness, sport and motor skills. We provide a venue where athletes compete against their personal best, and that of others, while facilitating an environment where every participant gains self-esteem that will carry into their daily lives.

Special Olympics BC is the only provincial society in BC focused solely on providing sport programs for individuals with an intellectual disability. Special Olympics BC is a registered charitable organization, incorporated in 1980. Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, Special Olympics BC employs eleven full-time and one part-time staff to administer and co-ordinate the activities of over 3,500 athletes and 2,400 volunteers in 51 communities from every region of the province.

Athletes’ Oath
"Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."
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