Recently I have been putting in volunteer hours for Special Olympics Alberta. When I lived in Nova Scotia, I had volunteered several times for Special Olympics Nova Scotia, usually just Day Of kind of volunteering such as setting up tents, being a linesman for soccer, or providing lunches to the athletes.
I can’t say enough how much organizations like these make an impact by making sport accessible for everyone. The camaraderie between the athletes is inspiring.
I had a friend reach out to me to see if I would be interested in managing the website for the 2019 Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games. I thought this was a great opportunity for me to give back to an organization I admire.
The organizers asked me to build a website for the Winter Games, with a more streamlined look and feel compared to the original site they had been using, which was Drupal-based. The original site had too many links and menus which made navigating the website pretty confusing.
I agreed to build them a new website and guided them through the process of securing hosting, a domain name and then proceeded to set them up with a WordPress site, using the Sporty theme by Template Express. I used a lot of custom CSS within the theme, as well as custom HTML in a few of the widgets to give the website a look that they are happy with.
The Support page before and after images are an example of the difference in design from the original website and the WordPress site I built.
Feel free to check it out yourself right here.