/en/newsevents/special-olympics.asp 2017 Special Olympics Summer Games - Peel Regional Police

2017 Special Olympics Summer Games

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Peel Regional Police (PRP) is honoured to be the official host of the 2017 Special Olympics Ontario Provincial Summer Games.

From July 13th to 16th 2017, the Region of Peel is welcoming close to 800 athletes along with coaches, staff and spectators for the 2017 Special Olympics Ontario Provincial Summer Games. Athletes train hard year-round to qualify. The Games in Peel Region will be their moment to shine.

Here are some of their stories.

Taylan Peters

Meet Special Olympics athlete Taylan Peters. Basketball has changed his life. It's given him somewhere to go where he feels important, where nothing else matters. Being part of the Special Olympics team makes Taylan feel like he belongs.

Taylan's father Garnet Peters recounts his personal story of how his sons plan changed and their Special Olympics journey started.

"I brought Taylan every Friday evening to practice and sat and watched. Until their first tournament...everything changed for me" Garnet Peters explains.

The sport setting and anything to do with big crowds and noise was the opposite of what Taylan liked, but he also loved basketball and would watch it all the time.

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