To the editor,
Dear Special Olympics:
The generosity and support Special Olympics has for the athletes in our community is outstanding. Your support to each athlete is incredibly helpful, allowing Special Olympians the success and glory they deserve, as well as the opportunity to compete like “everyone else.”
We would like to express our sincere appreciation for your generosity in support of our son Timothy. Without Special Olympics support Tim would not have had the opportunity to attend Canada Games as a Special Olympian. Not to mention all the wonderful things that the Special Olympics board provides too many Pictou County athletes. Thank you for volunteering your valuable time to our athletes. Special Olympics is unique in the fact every board member, coach and fundraiser committee is done on a volunteer basis.
The support we have received from Special Olympics over the past number of years has been astonishing. From regional games to provincials, nationals and now Canada Games and everything in between means so much to Timothy. The life experiences that Tim has had are an opportunity that are usually only reserved for the elite and richest of athletes. But thanks to the Special Olympics board, coaches and volunteers Tim has gotten the chance to be the best swimmer he can be. These experiences have been some of the happiest times of his life. He found somewhere he fits and can be himself.
As a family we love all that you guys do not just for our family, but many families in Pictou County. Your commitment and passion to the special needs athletes is evident in all the wonderful opportunities you provide to the Olympians of Pictou County.
Thanks a million.