The Delta Police Department fundraised more than $6,000 for Special Olympics B.C. (SOBC) and donated 66 tickets to underprivileged kids from the Kids Up Front Foundation.
During the Delta Police Board’s meeting on Jan. 20, Chief Neil Dubord gave a special thanks to Const. Sean Cessford, Insp. Ciaran Feenan and Laura Jacob, who, in partnership with the Vancouver Giants, held the fundraising initiative through selling 287 tickets and 50/50 proceeds.
“They did a tremendous job,” he said during the meeting. “It has been a long 600-plus days since SOBC programs shut down in our province due to COVID-19. For many athletes with intellectual disabilities, SOBC programs provide many benefits, including building confidence, providing daily structure, developing a sense of inclusion and acceptance and creating social community, to name a few. Fundraising efforts like this one are crucial in helping to re-open and maintain these programs in addition to community relationships building.”
Special Olympics B.C. has offered sports programs for athletes with intellectual disabilities for more than 40 years with the goal of providing enriching opportunities that celebrate personal achievement through positive sport experiences.
The DPD is a proud partner and supporter of SOBC and its vision, and they’ve participated in and fundraised for various SOBC events.