Robert Burns

Three Comox Valley Special Olympics athletes on Team Canada

Trio headed to Los Angeles for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games

 

 

 

Special Olympics Team Canada is in the final stage of preparation for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles, Calif.

Comprised of 164 members, including Special Olympics BC-Comox Valley athletes Brad Hogan and Chris Roberge (softball) and Robert Burns (athletics), Team Canada is excited to showcase their skills on the world stage.

The B.C. team members hail from 19 SOBC locals around the province. They earned their Special Olympics Team Canada berths through their outstanding performances with Team BC in the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games in Vancouver.

Burns won three individual athletics medals – two gold and one bronze – and Roberge and Hogan struck gold with their Team BC softball team.

The 2015 Special Olympics Word Summer Games, taking place July 25 to Aug. 2, will be the largest sports and humanitarian event anywhere in the world in 2015 and will host roughly 7,000 athletes from countries all over the world.

The Vancouver Team Canada send-off celebration will take place July 20 at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel and will bring together all 164 members of Team Canada before they embark for an experience of a lifetime at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games.

For more information: Special Olympics Team Canada website: http://teamcanada.specialolympics.ca/ More information on the team members from B.C.: http://www.specialolympics.bc.ca/news/Team%20Canada%202015

 

– Special Olympics British Columbia

 

 

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