Special Olympics changes lives

Peel Regional Police have partnered with Special Olympics Ontario to host this summer’s Provincial Summer Games taking place July 13 through to 16, 2017. The games will feature five sports played throughout Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon. These games showcase the hard work and dedication of over 750 athletes with intellectual disabilities from across the Province. Special Olympics require more than 600 enthusiastic volunteers to make these games a success! Come and be part of a fun, dynamic team of volunteers and make a difference in Peel this summer.

For Special Olympics athlete Kevin Pritchard, golf has changed his life. When Kevin was born his family didn’t expect him to establish the social skills and independence he has today. Seven years ago, Kevin started playing golf. He was inspired by his late Uncle Gary’s love for the game. Kevin became one of three select golfers from Canada who got to play in the Tiger Woods Foundation Pro-Am Golf Tournament.

Through Special Olympics, Kevin has developed proficiencies that have given him to employment opportunities and sport accomplishments including winning three silver medals at the Special Olympics North American Invitationals.
Kevin dedicates each of his golf games to his uncle Gary who has since passed on. In his bag he carries his driver and a tag for inspiration that reads, “do this for my uncle”.
“My uncle would be proud of me today” Kevin explains.
Kevin proves that people with intellectual disabilities can learn and succeed when given the opportunity and support.

Get Involved: You can Adopt an Athlete like Kevin Pritchard for only $500 or visit peelgames2017.com #PEEL2017