|District:||South Western Ontario|
|Sport:||Bowling – 10 Pin|
|Team:||London Bowling – 10 Pin Competitive|
|What other sports do you participate in?||Golf, bocce, basketball, softball, curling, 5 pin bowling and soccer|
|Will these be your first Provincial Games?||No|
|What other Games have you competed in?||Provincials in Kingston in 2012, Nationals in Vancouver BC in 2014 both for basketball.
Samantha was the Team Ontario flag bearer in BC.
|Best Special Olympics Memory:||Samantha did an interview of what Special Olympics has done for her at the OPP headquarters in Orillia , ON as part of their Torch Run 25 year awareness which she has a CD of.
As well as being chosen to be the flag bearer at Nationals 2014 in BC. Sam has been involved in Special Olympics for approx 20 years and thoroughly enjoys all sports she has done.
|Hobbies and Activities:||Makes double sided fleece blankets
, volunteers Mondays at the Bizzy Bees day care in Ilderton for the last 3 years
, has worked at Goodlife Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the past 2 years
and enjoys doing all crafts, word find, playing games on the computer
|Message to Sponsors:||THANK YOU SPONSORS, THANK YOU SUPPORTERS OF SPECIAL OLYMPICS, AND THANK YOU TORCH RUN PARTICIPANTS AND ALL THE COACHES INVOLVED !!!!
Sam’s life has been enriched by being in Special Olympics, through making new friends, being part of teams and learning the meaning of teamwork, travel for games out of the city, getting additional exercise and that sport is not just about winning or losing. It is all the things she gets out of it… in the middle. Without the support of volunteer coaches, sponsors and supporters and the Torch Run she would not have had all these opportunities of travel , health checks, mentoring by coaches and made friends over the province. So from the bottom of our hearts we say, THANK YOU TO ALL AND EVERY ONE THAT GETS INVOLVED IN SPECIAL OLYMPICS, you really have no idea what an impact you are making on the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities. As Sam says “YOU ARE THE BEST!”