Local media organizations such as Capital News, The Daily Courier and TV stations have produced some excellent features about our athletes.
2014 Global TV coverage of Snow Sports, Regional Qualifiers
Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing qualifier
West Kelowna, February 7 to 9
Click to see Global TV coverage– Kelowna athletes Kelsey, Laura, Katarina, Jon and others are included in the coverage.
Here are the links to some of the wonderful stories featured in Capital News.
Kelowna Special Olympics athletes take golf by storm | Kelowna Capital News, October 28, 2012
“Kyle Grummett earned a gold medal in top division shooting 76 on a par 72 course over the two day tournament with nine holes played each day. This ranks him as the top Special Olympic golfer in Canada. Golf is “definitely” the current No. 1 sport for Grummett, who has previously competed in two national games and one World Games in softball.”
The achievements of SOBC – Kelowna athletes in the 2011 SOBC Ice Sport and Floor Hockey Championships are recognized in the Kelowna Capital News.
2011 Track and Field Meet in Richmond, BC–Kelowna Capital News “Kelowna Special Olympics athletes returned home from a Track and Field meet held recently in Richmond with ribbons and many personal bests. Each athlete is seeded by division according to their ability. Their competition included teams from Richmond, North Shore, Smithers, Abbotsford, Sunshine Coast, Surrey, Vancouver, Langley, Mission, Burnaby, Coquitlam, and Delta.”
Kelowna Special Olympics athletes win silver with softball team – Kelowna Capital News, July 7, 2011
“The Canadian Grizzlies softball team, with several Kelowna players on it, celebrated Canada Day in Athens, Greece after winning a silver medal at the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games.”
Disabilities don’t alter an athlete’s desire to compete – Kelowna Capital News, May 7, 2011
“In Special Olympics there is beauty and passion and purity.” SOBC – Kelowna athletes and coaches showcased in a fantastic feature that captures the power of Special Olympics
Local Special Olympics athletes have a great time at Telemark – Kelowna Capital News, March 12, 2011-Coverage of the performances by SOBC – Kelowna athletes at the 2011 SOBC Snow Sport Championship