About 80 students from St-Pierre Apôtre and Baril elementary schools had the chance to play soccer today at Stade Saputo. The athletes of the Special Olympics movement teamed up with Deloitte volunteers to make the experience that much more rewarding. Educators from the Impact Soccer Schools were also on site to oversee this mini-tournament.
This is the seventh year that Deloitte is collaborating with Special Olympics Quebec.
"The generosity of Deloitte employees allows us to organize a unique and memorable experience for these students,” said James Lapierre, Director of Sports Programs and Community Development at Special Olympics Québec. “This day allowed them to demonstrate their athletic ability and to raise awareness on all their capabilities.”
Impact Day, a tradition Deloitte is proud of, is an annual volunteer activity. This annual event is an example of Deloitte’s ongoing commitment to workplace volunteerism, its determination to contribute to the community’s well-being and helping others. During this day, Deloitte professionals and leaders in 25 cities across the country will get together to participate in over 273 projects, providing more than 27,000 collective hours of service.
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About Special Olympics Québec
With the support of companies and individuals who provide more than 90% of its funding, Special Olympics Québec offers year-round training programs and a network of competitions to more than 6,000 athletes, ages two and older, with an intellectual disability across the province of Quebec. Sports programs in 17 disciplines are intended to encourage and improve fitness, while considering the personal and social integration of people living with intellectual disabilities. www.olympiquesspeciauxquebec.ca