They bring sport, acceptance and physical activity to the over 1700 athletes that participate in 16 sports across Nova Scotia. With National Volunteer Week upon us, we would like to take this opportunity to recognize the commitment that volunteers in Nova Scotia make to Special Olympics in our Province. Volunteers make sport possible. Not just here, but across our country in every sport.
Volunteering with Special Olympics offers a great variety of experiences that can suit anyone willing to give of their time to a charity. From one hour a week to one hour a year, every minute is valued and appreciated.
At our recent Special Olympics Gala, our Female Coach of the Year, Lisa Hines was quoted as saying “Each and every practice they give it their all, the least I can do is give them back the same. Some on the best people I know proudly wear the Special Olympics logo.”
Statements such as this signify the relationship that often happens within the gym, bowling alley, soccer field, basketball court, and every other sport venue, board room or fundraising event that we offer.
So this week, we salute you – our volunteers. Thank you for making sport happen, transforming lives and breaking down barriers. Together we are making a difference in the lives of Nova Scotian’s living with an intellectual disability.