Special Olympics Welland Pelham

Special Olympics Ontario is a volunteer driven organization with some 18,000 athletes and 8,000 volunteers. Athletes range in age from 8 to 80 and have the opportunity to train in 18 core sports. 

Special Olympics Welland Pelham has over 270 registered athletes and 60+ volunteers. We offer 10 sports: 

  • Athletics (Track and Field) 
  • Basketball 
  • Bocce Ball 
  • 5-Pin Bowling 
  • 10-Pin Bowling 
  • Curling 
  • Floor Hockey 
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics 
  • Soccer  
  • Softball 

Our community is dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities. We are always happy to have new athletes join us and participate in our sports in whatever capacity. Many of our sports offer beginner team level entry opportunities, and all of our sports encourage active participation and physical fitness.  

Please visit our website for more information as well the specific coach contacts and practice schedules for all of our sports.  

As our programs grow, we are continuously searching for dedicated coaches and volunteers to join us. We also welcome student volunteers who need to complete their required volunteer hours. If you wish to join our coaching and volunteering family, please make inquiries via email directly to: 

Tom Liszt, Co-Community Coordinator 


Caitlin Cirocco, Co-Community Coordinator 


Our Special Olympics Athlete Motto: “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” 

Check out our website, here.