Kyle Weaver

District:South Central Ontario
Community:St. Catharines
Sport:Swimming
Team:St. Catharines Otters
What other sports do you participate in?Soccer
Will these be your first Provincial Games?No
What other Games have you competed in?National Games – 2018 in Antigonish NS (swimming), Provincial Summer Games – 2017 in Peel, Ont (soccer), Provincial Spring Games – 2016 in Guelph. Ont (swimming), Provincial Games – 2012 in Kingston, Ont (powerlifting), Provincial Summer Games in Windsor, Ont (baseball).
Best Special Olympics Memory:Winning both a gold and a silver medal in swimming at the National Games in 2018.
Hobbies and Activities:I enjoy riding my bicycle around town. I have a YMCA membership through the Brain Injury Association of Niagara and like using their gym especially since it is within walking distance. I have both a dog (Gizmo) and a cat (Ashes) and enjoy their company when I’m home. My favourite sport to watch is WWE Wrestling, I’ve been a big fan for many years. My second favourite sport would be hockey. I collect sports paraphernalia but mostly jerseys of popular players. I enjoy going to the show but I also collect DVD movies and enjoy searching for new additions to my collection in the used stores.
Message to Sponsors:Special Olympics has been one of the most important parts of my life ever since I first joined almost 15 years ago. I’ve been able to do things I previously thought impossible such as dead lifting over 300 lbs or winning a gold medal in swimming. I’ve been able to travel all over Ontario and as far as Nova Scotia all because of Special Olympics. When I stop to think about how all of this is possible, I realize that the financial support of our generous sponsors is the reason. I would like to say thank you, thank you, thank you to the sponsors of Special Olympics for helping to give my life focus as well as promoting a healthy lifestyle. My life would be very shallow without it.