2017 SOBC Summer Games, set to be held in Kamloops July 6 to 8, will be the largest SOBC Games to date, with almost 1,300 athletes with intellectual disabilities from all parts of the province and the Yukon expected to compete, supported by more than 350 volunteer coaches and mission staff. Hot on the heels of the successful 2015 SOBC Winter Games, Kamloops will be the first community to host back-to-back SOBC Winter and Summer Games. The 2017 Games will feature exciting competition and inspiring displays of sportsmanship in the 11 SOBC summer sports: 5- and 10-pin bowling, athletics, basketball, bocce, golf, powerlifting, rhythmic gymnastics, soccer, softball, and swimming. In 2017, the SOBC Games Opening Ceremony will be held on July 6, followed by competition throughout Friday, July 7 and Saturday, July 8. A Closing Ceremony will be held on July 8 (open only to Games participants) and volunteer recognition breakfast on July 9.

More than 1,000 volunteers will be needed to help stage this inspiring event. Learn more at www.sobcgameskamloops.ca and find SOBC on Facebook and Instagram @specialolympicsbc and Twitter @sobcsociety; the Games hashtags are #SOBCGames #Kamloops2017.
Get involved with the Kamloops local!

Volunteers work at all levels of the Special Olympics BC Kamloops chapter as coaches and assistants, special programs volunteers, and leading the chapter as a member of the local organizing committee.

Benefits of volunteering for BC Special Olympics:
– Specialized training and leadership skills
– Support your community
– Feel great about helping people