Committed to enriching the lives of Albertans with an intellectual disability through sport.

Wyatt Oostendorp

Wyatt Oostendorp
Award: Male Athlete of the Year

All about Wyatt
Three fun facts about Wyatt
1. I enjoy coding games on my computer
2. I really like learning about new things like science, history, and computer technology.
3. I like to play Minecraft with my family
In his time outside Special Olympics he….
I enjoy playing with Lego, playing on my computer with friends, and badminton! Wow! You sure are a busy beaver Wyatt!
We asked Wyatt 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.
I would want to go to the SpaceX site and have lunch with Elon Musk. I would love to see SpaceX and maybe even drive in a Tesla! How cool!

Special Olympics Involvement
Years and areas of service
Wyatt is newish to the Special Olympics family! He has been with us for 2 years and participates in the Alpine Skiing program.
We asked how Special Olympics has impacted his life
Special Olympics has introduced me to a wonderful community in which I feel very comfortable. Special Olympics has helped me become better at my favourite sport skiing. Both my coaches and teammates are very supportive.
His advice for someone new who wanted to become involved with Special Olympics
Special Olympics is a supportive and friendly community where you can be yourself and get the assistance to get better at the sport that you are joining. My advice would be to just enjoy your sport and don’t be nervous as Special Olympics is such a good environment to be a part of.
A memorable Special Olympics moment for him
My first competition I got a medal and I was so surprised. I’ll never forget it! So awesome Wyatt!
About this award
Wyatt was nominated for this award and chosen by people in his community. He had a few words to say about this…
Thank you for nominating me for this award. It surprises me that I got this award but I only got it because of all of the coaches and athletes who have supported me this year.