The pandemic has been especially hard for people with intellectual disabilities. This year, more than ever, funds raised by the New Car Dealers Foundation / Special Olympics BC Auction make a difference in the lives of SOBC athletes.
Running from May 27 to June 2, the 2021 New Car Dealers Foundation / Special Olympics BC Auction raised a record $215,000. New Car Dealers and supporters steered the event to success by donating more than 280 auction items, making cash pledges, soliciting donations, and bidding on items.
“The 2021 auction was particularly important because it showed that even during times when we all are faced with extra challenges in our lives, we all came together as an industry to continue to show our unwavering support for this important cause. It demonstrates that we all have the ability to make a big difference in the lives of Special Olympics athletes, and show them how much we care,” New Car Dealers Foundation of BC Chairperson Heather Headley said.
Since its inception, the auction has raised more than $5.4 million to support SOBC’s life-changing year-round sport programs for people with intellectual disabilities, and the empowering work of the New Car Dealers Foundation of BC.