Michael joined Special Olympics in 2002, taking part in cross-country skiing. He has earned seven medals for Team P.E.I. while attending three Canadian Winter Games.
During two trips to the World Winter Games, he has brought home five medals.
He has also been involved with 5 pin bowling, bocce ball, golf and track and field.
“Golf,” he replies with a glowing smile.
He has not made every team he tried out for, but even when Michael wasn’t selected he was there at the airport to wish the athletes well when they departed.
“We have a number of values within Special Olympics, and Michael is certainly a great representative of all of them,” said Matthew McNally, program director. “Michael and his family are wonderful ambassadors to the sport world, but also in our Special Olympics movement, and I can’t think of a better name to represent the first induction.”
Judy received the call from a hall director in late May.