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Special Olympics Calgary Athlete of the Year

- Jack Gregory Award -

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About Jack Gregory

Jack Gregory has been the ambassador as well as the face of Special Olympics Calgary for nearly three decades. He has served as a Board member for the Special Olympics for over 20 years and is currently Past Chairman of the Board. Jack also continues as a Special Olympics coach in both curling and golf. Jack has made numerous donations along with providing subsidized sports equipment and uniforms for Special Olympic events and programs. Jack has represented Special Olympics Calgary provincially, nationally and internationally. Jack’s involvement goes much more than that. He is now renting the front office section of Tuxedo Source for Sports to Special Olympics Calgary. When Tuxedo Source for Sports celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2010, they hosted a celebration gala and auction which raised $50,000 for Special Olympics Calgary. Jack’s generosity, kindness and love for the Special Olympic athletes has never wavered for the last 28 years.

About this Award

Since 2014 — when cross-country skier Jennifer Riddell was honoured after claiming medals for Canada at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea — Special Olympics Calgary and the Calgary Booster Club have partnered to recognize  a deserving athlete from Calgary. And the local pool of outstanding nominees is large. In addition to 300 coaches and volunteers, Calgary boasts nearly 800 Special Olympics athletes.

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