(WINDSOR, ON) – The LaSalle Windsor Special Olympics is a community club and part of Special Olympics Ontario. It offers sports and fun to individuals with intellectual disabilities. LWSO supports 12 sports with 16 teams with 170 athletes and 65 coaches, who dedicate their personal time to provide a fun and safe place for the athletes to exercise and compete.
This past weekend, athletes from LWSO were able to attend the 2017 Special Olympics Ontario Provincial Summer Games in Brampton after a Fast-Track Grant from the WindsorEssex Community Foundation.
“The WECF is proud to support the LaSalle Windsor Special Olympics and their athletes,” said Lisa Kolody, the executive director of WECF. “As we continue to explore how sport contributes to our sense of belonging, we appreciate the opportunity to help these athletes reach their full potential to compete at the provincial level.”
The WECF awarded the LaSalle Windsor Special Olympics with a Fast-Track Grant to support the athletes as they competed for spots on next year’s national team. The Fast-Track Grant Program offers grants of up to $1,000.
“LW Special Olympics would like to thank WECF for the Fast Track Grant donation,” said Tracy Cormier, the coordinator of LaSalle Windsor Special Olympics. “With this donation we were able to send our athletes to the games at no cost to them. Many of these athletes are on limited income through Ontario Disability and would not be able to afford to attend otherwise. All of these athletes have an intellectual disability, but still have the drive to physically compete and do well at it.”