Draft an Athlete

A program that sponsors individual Special Olympics athletes

Draft An Athlete - Main

5.25% of Goal

$200,000 Goal


$13,200 Raised

Updated April 30, 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

Community Living Thunder Bay Board of Directors

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

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

OPSEU Region 7 Equity Committees

Unifor Local 257

Unifor Local 89 Kapuscasing

Individual/Family Drafts

Currie, Jason

Demchuk, Sharon & Wade

Kennedy, Louisa

Kennedy, Louise

Newhouse, Donna, Ian, Joe & Dougie

Raynard, Jack

Nunn, Robert (4 athletes)

Sten, Diane in Memory of Leo Sten

Streib, Barry

Tilbury, Julie, John and Zach

Community Drafts

Minor donations combined to Draft an Athlete

Community Draft Donation – 1 Athlete