Draft an Athlete

A program that sponsors individual Special Olympics athletes

Draft An Athlete - Main

15% of Goal

$300,000 Goal


$44,779 Raised

Updated October 8, 2019

The Draft An Athlete Program helps to support the costs for each and every athlete, one at a time. A $500 donation will draft one athlete to participate in the Games but more importantly it will let one athlete live their dream of participating in The Games. 

We need your help to bring this dream to life!


Your $500 donation will make a profound difference in the life of an athlete and will include:

  • Athlete’s Itinerary (cheer them on if you’d like)!
  • Charitable Tax Receipt
  • Recognition on the Games Website
  • Recognition in the Chronicle Journal
  • A Personalized Thank You

Note – Matching of sponsors and athletes will be done after the provincial teams have been officially announced.  All donors will be emailed confirmation of athlete assignments shortly thereafter.


Corporate Drafts

Acts of Kindness Women’s Group

Balmoral Park Acura

Bay Credit Union – 4 athletes

Community Living Thunder Bay Board of Directors

Current River Dental

Developmental Service Workers Program – Confederation College – 24 Athletes

Hitch’em Oilfield Hauling

Insurance Broker Association of Northwestern Ontario – 2 Athletes

Knight of Columbus Charity Foundation Thunder Bay

Knights of Columbus Council #9295

Knights of Columbus Council #1130

Knights of Columbus Council #1447

Knights of Columbus Council #15995

Knights of Columbus Council #8602

Kozar Engineering Inc.

Londie Harrisson Private Practice – 3 athletes

Natural Smiles The Dental Hygiene Boutique

Nipigon Elks Lodge no.337

No Bull! Support Special Olympics

O.P.S.E.U. Local 720

OPSEU Region 7 Equity Committees

Sleeping Giant Brewing Co

Special Olympics Thunder Bay Ambassadors

Soroptimist International Thunder Bay


Thunder Bay Dental Association

Unifor Local 257

Unifor Local 89 Kapuscasing

Individual/Family Drafts

Adams, Stephen

Addison, Kirsten

Boshcoff, Ken

Cullinan, Claude (2 athletes)

Currie, Jason

Friends of Christopher (Jay) Dekeyser

Demchuk, Sharon & Wade

Demers, Larry

Kennedy, Louisa

Lisa and Friends

Newhouse, Donna, Ian, Joe & Dougie

Raynard, Jack

Nacinovic, Gloria & Maria

Nunn, Robert – 4 athletes

Sten, Diane in Memory of Leo Sten

Streib, Barry – 2 athletes

Tilbury, Julie, John and Zach

Community Drafts

Minor donations combined to Draft an Athlete

Community Draft Donation – 5 Athletes

Anonymous Drafts

Donors who do not which public recognition

Anonymous – 2 Athletes