2024 Spring Games Spotlight – South West Ontario

South West is bringing a strong contingent to the 2024 Waterloo Region Provincial Spring Games, with 121 athletes and 34 coaches all set to participate! The lineup includes 24 athletes showcasing their skills in 10 Pin Bowling, 19 hitting the courts for Basketball, 26 showing off their strength in powerlifting, 17 demonstrating their rhythmic prowess, and 35 making waves in Swimming! For a comprehensive list of all participating athletes, visit provincialgames.com/district-teams

This month, we’re thrilled to shine a spotlight on some outstanding individuals. Meet Iain Popp from London, Yanhong Dewan from LaSalle Windsor, Kim Parker from London, Kara Hoskins from Simcoe, Dan Robar from Sarnia and Zack Griffith from St Thomas! Read more about them below.

Name: Dan Robar
District: South West Ontario
Community: Sarnia
Sport: Powerlifting
How long have you been involved with Special Olympics? 26 years
What are you most looking forward to at the 2024 Provincial Spring Games?
Having fun and doing my best to make my family, my coaches and my community proud of me.
What is your favourite thing about Special Olympics?
Having fun with my friends, meeting new people and showing people what I can do on the powerlifting platform.

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