Carol first became involved as a volunteer with Special Olympics Otago in 1986. Working with a passionate local committee she has carefully nurtured and mentored new volunteers and as a result Special Olympics Otago has grown to be our second largest club in New Zealand.
Carol advocates very effectively for all her athletes and their families and she leaves no stone unturned in ensuring athletes under her wing have every opportunity available. She has led a number of Special Olympics Otago teams to events at regional and national level, and has always ensured a high level of pastoral care (and, when required, provided additional support to families and caregivers).
What Carol treasures most is "working with dedicated volunteers who give their time week by week and year by year in order to provide weekly training opportunity in sports disciplines". This is her main driver that has kept her actively involved for so many years.