2023 Rising Star – Oliver Storseth

Special Olympics Eastern Highland’s Coach Receives Recognition!

Dedicated  Special Olympics coach, Oliver Storseth, was recognized by Special Olympics North America and Gallagher, awarded the 2023 Rising Star Award.

Oliver started his Special Olympics Journey in high school where he actively participated in the Unified Sports Basketball Program. He went on to coach the soccer team and helping his team get to the Special Olympics Provincial Summer Games. 

While studying at St. Francis Xavier University Oliver created a Unified Program called “Unified at X”. This program created opportunities for student athletes and Special Olympics Athletes to play together across a variety of sports. 

Oliver also won the 2023 Rising Star Award for Special Olympics Canada. 

Congratulations Oliver!  

The Rising Star Award highlights coaches who are early in their careers and have already made significant contributions to Special Olympics at a local, regional, or national level. This award focuses on coaches who have demonstrated a commitment to the organization while having the potential to make a large impact in the future.