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Thanks for Being a Champion

Your efforts make a difference.

Donations help Special Olympics enrich the lives of Canadians with an intellectual disability through sport!

If you donated $20 or more you can download the:
Special Olympics Canada Tax Receipt Submission Form

 

Meet Alexander      Meet Alexander

Alexander participates in Special Olympics, where the program 'FUNdamentals' does wonders for him.

Before he was enrolled, he had struggled with team sports. “As early as junior kindergarten, he just wouldn’t play with other children,” his mother, Stella D’Silva remembers. When she gently probed why he wouldn’t, his reply was simple: “I can’t do it.”

Alexander has Down syndrome, but overall, “He is pretty high-functioning.” Eventually D’Silva and her family learned about FUNdamentals, one of two Special Olympics youth programs that targets children ages seven to 12 years. “Now when his friends talk about how they went to a hockey or soccer practice, Alexander can say that he has his own program too. He feels that he belongs,” says D’Silva.

Enrolled in Special Olympics for a little more than three years, this ten-year-old is really flourishing. “FUNdamentals gave Alexander a lot of confidence. He just loves it,” D’Silva says. “Halfway through the week he always begins to ask, ‘When are we going next?’ ”

Where the Funds Go

Proceeds raised throughout the campaign will support the growth of Special Olympics across the country. The money raised supports children and adults with intellectual disabilities living in our communities. JYSK’s support provides many benefits for all who participate in Special Olympics – dignity, pride, joy, fitness, empowerment, acceptance and community – to name a few..

If you donated $20 or more you can download the:
Special Olympics Canada Tax Receipt Submission Form

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