Canada

Throughout the Special Olympics community, 2020 has been a year full of unprecedented events and obstacles, many of which have never been encountered. As many things have changed, one thing has stayed consistent: the number of outstanding coaches still substantially impacting their communities.
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All Special Olympics Programs are experiencing a new kind of normal in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing all to go virtual this year.
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This year’s annual NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified basketball game during NBA All-Star weekend was full of fun, talent and excitement. Special Olympics assembled 12 international players to gather in Charlotte, NC to represent their countries, cities and a global movement of inclusion. The players were broken up into two teams of five Special Olympics athletes, with intellectual disabilities. Each team was joined by four international sport celebrities without intellectual disabilities to create a “home” and an “away” team for the Unified basketball game.
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Valentine’s Day is a day meant to share with your significant other how much they mean to you, the difference it makes having them in your life, and most importantly how much you love each other.
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The 2017 Special Olympics Alberta Summer Games left a permanent (good) mark with the local Special Olympics program.
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Laura Johnston talked about where to find quick and healthy meals and snacks and reminded the group of looking at the nutrition labels.
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She won gold in the 100M dash, a silver in shot put, and a bronze in long jump at the 2017 Special Olympics Alberta Summer Games.
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UNIFIED SPORTS IS THE BRIDGE TO SOCIAL INCLUSION
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Desiree Hesson with Saskatchewan Correctional Centre and Wade Madland with Corrections Canada helped the event reached $20,000 goal.
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