Kevin has been a volunteer with Special Olympics Calgary since 2016.
In the winter months, he's an assistant coach for curling, and in the spring and summer he's the co-head coach for the novice softball team.
A lifelong golfer, Kevin raised over $7,000 for Special Olympics Calgary in 2018 with his first Sunrise to Sunset Golf Challenge. He golfed 101 holes in Cold Lake, Alberta, where he learned to golf before moving to Calgary for junior high. In 2021, he was thrilled to surpass his 2018 numbers, walking 108 holes and raising $16,000!
As a volunteer coach for Special Olympics, Kevin has seen the impact of the pandemic on program funding. He hopes by meeting his fundraising goal of $10,000 this year he can contribute to future programming for the athletes he so enjoys coaching.
When he's not golfing (or waiting for winter to end so he can golf), Kevin spends his time working for a power company in environmental commodities, reading on a wide variety of topics and spending time with his wife and dog.
Special Olympics Calgary is dedicated to enriching the lives of Albertans with an intellectual disability through sport. Their vision is that sport will open hearts and minds towards people with intellectual disabilities and create inclusive communities all across Alberta.
Special Olympics Calgary provides 33 different programs and 21 sports year-round to over 1600 participants with an intellectual disability ages 2 and up. Their high-quality programs foster many skills and qualities that enrich athletes' daily lives. Our athletes foster self-esteem, establish new friendships, and realize their full athletic potential in a safe and supported environment.
A unique feature is they focus on the athlete's ability, not their disability. They are about giving each child, youth and adult the same opportunity as their peers in other sporting and community events. Their athletes practice with individuals of their own level of ability. In addition, they keep the cost of participating affordable, and no individual is turned away due to financial difficulty.
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