Matthew Nighswander

District:Greater Toronto Area
Community:York South
Sport:Swimming
Team:York South Stingrays
What other sports do you participate in?Softball, track and field, 5 pin bowling and floor hockey
Will these be your first Provincial Games?No
What other Games have you competed in?2004 Provincial Games – Peterborough, Ontario – 5 Pin Bowling – 3 gold medals, 2006 National Games – Brandon, Manitoba – 5 Pin Bowling – 1 gold medal, 2008 Provincial Games – Durham, Ontario – 5 Pin Bowling – 4th place, 2009 Provincial Games – Windsor, Ontario – Softball – 4th place, 2010 National Games – London, Ontario – Softball – silver medal, 2011 Provincial Games – Sudbury, Ontario – Floor Hockey – gold medal, 2012 National Games – St. Alberta, Alberta – Floor Hockey – gold medal, 2012 Provincial Games – Kingston, Ontario – Swimming – gold, silver and bronze medals, 2013 World Games – Pyeongchang, South Korea – Floor Hockey – silver medal, 2013 Provincial Games –  York Region – Softball – 4th place, 2016 Provincial Games – Guelph, Ontario – Swimming – 3 silver and 1 bronze medal, 2017 Provincial Games – Peel Region, Ontario – Track and Field – 2 gold, 1 silver and a 4th place, 2019 Provincial Games – Toronto, Ontario – Floor Hockey –  silver medal
Best Special Olympics Memory:Receiving the Champion Award for the 50th Anniversary for Special Olympics
Hobbies and Activities:Cheering on all the Toronto sports teams, hanging out with friends and going to the movies.
Message to Sponsors:A big thank you for your support! With your help,  I’ve been able to live my dream and compete in sports at Provincial, National and World levels, making lots of friends along the way.