Special Olympics BC provides individuals with an intellectual disability the opportunity to enhance their life and celebrate personal achievement through positive sport experiences. Currently, there are 54 communities offering Special Olympics programs in BC.
The Vancouver local offers 35 programs and there are currently over 200 athletes from ages 2 to 75 years. Athletes train and compete at the regional level and have the opportunity to qualify and participate in Provincial, National and World games.
Athlete Eligibility Open to individuals with an intellectual disability and designed to increase fitness levels, develop individual and/or team skills, promote sportsmanship and fair play. No person shall, on the grounds of gender, race, religion, ability level or financial constraint, be excluded from participation. The following programs are designed for young athletes: Active Start (2-6 years), FUNdamentals (7-12 years), Sport Start Soccer (13-18 years), and Sport Start Track & Field (13-18 years). Please note that for safety reasons, some programs require experience and/or an athlete assessment.
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