As Special Olympics Canada is the official chairty partner of Mud Hero, we'd like to introuduce you to our incredible athletes. Meet Special Olympics Canada featured Athlete: Monique Shah!


When did you come a Special Olympic Athlete?

I became a Special Olympic Athlete in 1996.

What does being a Special Olympic Athlete mean to you, Monique?

Special Olympics has provided an environment where I am accepted for who I am. It also gave me the confidence to achieve my dreams as an athlete.

What have been some of your greatest accomplishments SOC?

My greatest accomplishment was when I represented my country, Canada, at the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens, Greece where I won two gold medals in the 100m and 200m races.  In addition, I am the 2017 Special Olympics Honorary Chair for Motionball.

What are you looking forward to most about Mud Hero this summer?

I am excited to attend my first ever Mud Hero event and bring as many of my friends and neighbours as possible.

How can Mud Heroes help raise funds for SOC Athletes?

Mud Heroes should encourage their friends to register for and attend as many events as they can.



Help us get more athletes like Monique in the game!

Mud Hero firmly believes every athlete deserves a chance to discover the champion within! Help us get more athletes off the sidelines and in the game! 

Special Olympics Canada's impact on the lives of those with intellectual disabilities is unparalleled. Through active participation in sport, athletes develop confidence in their abilities, courage, and self-esteem. They learn to make and maintain meaningful relationships and are also taught the importance of living a healthy and active lifestyle!

Donations like yours have allowed our profiled athlete, Monique Shah, to realize her dreams and succeed in her passions. Please help more deserving athletes reach their goals!

Your gift at work:

$75 donation purchases sports equipment for one athlete

$100 donation to support our 1,000,000 Canadians with an intellectual disability

$250 donation supports transportation and accommodations for an athlete at games

$500 donation helps to send an athlete to compete at the Summer Games

 Start fundraising today!