Inductee

Haliburton County Red Wolves

Haliburton County Red Wolves are part of Special Olympics Ontario, an inclusive organization allowing citizens of all abilities to work and play together. Athletes and supporters connect through safe and enjoyable sports experiences including bowling, curling, softball, shuffleboard, golf and bocce. Recognized for their team spirit and comradery, athletes are dedicated to sport and to each other. 

The Red Wolves bowling team has competed locally, provincially and nationally since it was founded in 1997. Local athlete Carrie Crego was selected to compete at the 2006 National Games in Brandon Manitoba and brought home a Bronze Medal. Five athletes represented Haliburton County at the Special Olympics National Bowling Championship in Prince Edward Island in 2018, the Provincials in Oshawa in 2019, and the Nationals in Thunder Bay in 2020.

It is a benefit of the Special Olympics organization, that athletes have opportunities to use the many sports facilities in the Haliburton Highlands, including the Minden bowling alley, the Haliburton Driving Range, the Minden Seniors Shuffleboard League, the Curling Club and many other venues. Over the years, they have developed relationships with local businesses and community members of all ages.

The athletes stay active with weekly or seasonal sessions in every level of sport. Those who participate in Special Olympic competitions benefit from athletic training, regular practices, and instruction in rules and etiquette.

Program leaders work to increase awareness around inclusion and acceptance through partnerships, fundraising, and a social media presence. Athletes and volunteers benefit from the enhanced sense of belonging that results from supporting and participating in meaningful sports activities. 

The Red Wolves continue to build on their achievements in Haliburton County.

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