Kicking it Special O-style

What’s Up Yukon is excited to be a sponsor of this year’s Special Olympics Festival Dinner Auction on April 7. Special Olympics Yukon enriches the lives of Yukoners with an intellectual ability through opportunities to train and compete in sports, and the gala – which is sold out – is a fundraiser to help them provide programming.

It’s friendship. It’s confidence. It’s connecting with the broader community.

It’s an opportunity to get exercise, to connect with people. To have laughs.

On Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24 there were hoots and cheers from the stands as the Northwestel Charging Moose hosted the inaugural Special Olympics Yukon Indoor Soccer Invitational presented by Whitehorse Tim Hortons.

But it’s not just sports.


Special Olympics athlete Queyanna Thompson painted this acrylic on board painting and has donated it to the Special Olympics Festival Dinner Auction. Special Olympics is giving Thompson the opportunity to fly with her soccer team to Antigonish, Nova Scotia this summer to compete at the National Games

Special Olympics puts on classy events for the athletes, coaches and volunteers and the Special Olympics Festival Dinner Auction is a gala fundraising event to help the organization continue to offer quality opportunities for the athletes.

The Special Olympics Festival Dinner Auction takes place at the Yukon Convention Centre on Saturday, April 7.

For more information call 668-6511 or go to

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