More than 900 Special Olympic athletes in the province will enjoy the benefits of high-quality sports training programs thanks to a $10,000 grant from Westminster Savings’ charitable foundation.
The funding will help support Special Olympics BC programs, including in Langley.
“At Westminster Savings, we believe that active living provides numerous mental and physical health benefits that enrich the lives and wellbeing of individuals and our communities,” said Gavin Toy, the president and CEO of Westminster Savings.
“That’s why we are honoured to support Special Olympics BC as they help local athletes gain confidence, skills and friendship through sport.”
Special Olympics provides opportunities for athletes to train year round, with programs that focus on fitness, nutrition and the development of superior sport and motor skills.
“We are delighted to receive this donation from the Westminster Savings Foundation,” said Rachel Borer, the manager of community development for Special Olympics BC.
“The funds will provide critical support to help local programs invest in new equipment, uniforms, coach training, access to competition, and increase overall participation numbers.”
In addition to sport training, Special Olympics BC also offers coach certification programs, as well as leadership training that provides athletes with the skills needed to be confident, inspirational leaders both in their Special Olympics BC programs and in the community at large.