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Local sports celebrities join Special Olympic Ambassadors for breakfast fundraiser

Calgary, AB, Canada / RTBN

The 7th annul Breakfast with Champions fundraising event in support of Special Olympics Calgary, brought together many of Calgary’s local sports celebrities.

All the money raised by the event, provides athletic programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities to build confidence, fosters self-esteem and helps the athletes to make new friends while realizing their full athletic potential.

It’s actually working out pretty well!”  -Lanny McDonald.

Some of the Calgary Stampeders and NHL alumni came to the breakfast to encourage the work the Special Olympics Calgary is doing and put the spotlight on inconclusiveness in sports and having community support.

Long time supporter and former NHL star Lanny McDonald is happy to be apart of the group and says “Through sport, they’ve been able to feel good about themselves, get into the work force and really forged ahead. So I think it’s actually working out pretty well.” Donald still thinks we as a community can always do more but this is a great way to raise awareness on the issue.

Linebacker for Calgary Stampeders/proud younger brother, Alex Singleton also attended the event. Singleton has always been a big supporter for the Special Olympic and is his sister Ashley Singleton’s biggest fan who competes in swimming and bowling.

The money raised at last years Breakfast with the Champions was able to support over 800 Special Olympic individuals.

 -Danny Semor

-Vanessa Arrate