About us

Special Olympics BC is dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities through sport.

In 1980, SOBC started out with two weekends of games and about 500 participants. Today we provide year-round, high-quality sports programs and competitions for more than 4,600 athletes in 55 communities around the province, with the vital assistance of more than 3,900 trained, dedicated volunteers.

The programs run by SOBC Locals in up to 18 sports and youth programs give athletes the chance to gain sport skills and improve their health while enjoying training that could take them to competitions at local, regional, national, and international levels. But the benefits from Special Olympics BC programs go well beyond the basics: Our athletes experience joy and acceptance, cultivate friendships and self-confidence, and feel empowered to overcome obstacles and achieve their goals.

To learn more about SOBC, visit www.specialolympics.bc.ca

The law is on
our side

The Law Enforcement Torch Run is an innovative initiative powered by dedicated law enforcement personnel who want to help Special Olympics athletes experience acceptance, achievement, and admiration through sport.

The LETR movement has raised more than $3 million in British Columbia since 1990. To date, the LETR has raised more than $600 million for Special Olympics programs around the world.

Many LETR fundraising events take place throughout the year, with various organizations participating including municipal police departments, RCMP, and special forces such as the Canada Border Services Agency, Canadian National Police Service, Correctional Service of Canada, and Metro Vancouver Transit Police.

To learn more about the BC LETR, visit www.specialolympics.bc.ca/letr