Special Olympics Terrace receives a donation from Knights of Columbus. (Special Olympics BC-Terrace/Facebook)

Special Olympics Terrace receives a donation from Knights of Columbus. (Special Olympics BC-Terrace/Facebook)

Special Olympics Terrace to compete in Prince George regional qualifiers

Trip made possible due to Knights of Columbus donation

Five athletes from Special Olympics Terrace will be curling this weekend in Prince George for a chance to make the B.C. Winter Games.

The trip to the regional qualifiers was made possible by a generous donation from Knights of Columbus, volunteer coach Alexander Walker said.

“This is our first competition now back from COVID, so we are excited about it and really grateful for the Knights of Columbus for providing us with this donation so that we can afford to go.”

If the Terrace team is successful during the April 2 and April 3 qualifier, they will have a chance to compete in the 2023 Special Olympics BC Winter Games in Kamloops.

Currently, curling is the only sport that Special Olympics Terrace competes in, but Walker said that they are hoping to run more sports during the spring and summer season.

“We’re really struggling with volunteers right now, so we can only offer curling right now because we can only get a couple of volunteers, but we hope to be able to run many more,” Walker said.

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