AWARD WINNER WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS
Get to know this years award winners!
Award: Male Coach of the Year
All about Conrad
(Conrad: bottom row, second from left)
Three fun facts about Conrad
1. He has been married for 37 years!
2. He retired this past April
3. He LOVES to travel!!
In his time outside Special Olympics he….
Enjoys running, taking long walks with spouse and playing soccer with my Special Olympics athletes. My hobby is photography. Very cool Conrad!
We asked Conrad if he could travel to one place in the world and have lunch with anyone, where would he go and who would he have lunch with.
Australia is still on the bucket list. I’d enjoy having lunch with Connor McDavid after they’ve won the Stanley Cup. Ummmm can we come too?
Special Olympics Involvement
Years and areas of service
Conrad has been involved with Special Olympics Edmonton for 9 years and he currently coaches the indoor and outdoor soccer programs.
We asked how Special Olympics has impacted his life
Through Special Olympics, I’ve built friendships with other coaches, parents and volunteers. Most importantly, I’ve developed a special bond with the athletes; there my extended family.
His advice for someone new who wanted to become involved with Special Olympics
I’m a strong advocate of volunteering. Knowing that you are making a positive contribution to the lives and development of people with intellectual disabilities is very gratifying and rewarding.
A memorable Special Olympics moment for him
There are many memorable moments but our soccer team winning Bronze at the 2018 Special Olympics Nationals in Antigonish, Nova Scotia was most rewarding given how hard the athletes trained and prepared for the competition.
About this award
Conrad was nominated for this award and chosen by people in his community. He had a few words to say about this…
It’s always nice to be recognized but I’m sure I speak for all the coaches who volunteer for Special Olympics that it’s not about the awards; it’s the joy and satisfaction one derives helping Special Olympics athletes get better and stronger at their chosen sport.