The end of an amazing season for the Airdrie Special Olympics team was capped off with an awards night which took place on Sunday, August 20th.

Sue Farkas-Fillatre, the Media Relations Coordinator with Special Olympics Airdrie said it was the perfect way to end the season.

"We had swimmers that made it to the Alberta Summer Games, we had our bowlers as well as snowshoers that made it to the Alberta Winter Games. It was a busy year, however, it was a great year."

Here is how the awards went (last names have been withheld for confidentiality):

  • Bowling
    • Brenda - Sportsmanship
    • Mason - Most improved
  • Bocce Ball
    • Carole - Sportsmanship
    • Amelia - Most Improved
  • Swimming
    • Emma - Sportsmanship
    • Leesa - Most Improved
  • Floor Hockey
    • Kolt - Sportsmanship
    • Jackon - Most Improved
  • Golf
    • Nolan - Sportsmanship
    • Danann - Most Improved
  • Snowshoeing
    • Lyall - Sportsmanship
  • Softball - Novice
    • Pamela - Sportsmanship
    • Amanda - Most Improved
  • Softball - Intermediate
    • Simeon - Sportsmanship
    • Jade - Most Improved

The Heart Award is awarded to somebody who constantly strives to do their personal best to achieve their athletic goals in multiple. This year's recipient was Rylee.

..Photo of some award winners and coaches.

Farkas-Fillatre mentioned planning for next year has already begun.

"We are hopefully going to have more tournaments and getting our athletes out in the community. It's going to be an exciting year. Registration is open."

If you are interested in learning more about Special Olympics and are interested in signing up, click HERE.

The next season will start with some winter sports. Those sports include floor hockey, basketball, swimming, bowling and snowshoeing.

"We might have a couple of surprises that we're still working out the details."

Farkas-Fillatre finished off by saying they are looking for volunteer coaches as well, so if you are interested, click HERE.

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