2024 Spirit of Special Olympics Honoree

Every year, Special Olympics Montana takes a moment to recognize the exceptional efforts of volunteers who embody the spirit and mission of this incredible organization. The Distinguished Service Awards are a testament to the selfless contributions made by these individuals, and this year, the Spirit of Special Olympics Award holds special significance as it honors someone truly remarkable: Rhona Webb.

Rhona is not just a volunteer; she exemplifies the mission of Special Olympics in our community. Her unwavering commitment and dedication shine through in every role she takes on. From serving on management teams to coaching multiple sports and overseeing critical fundraising efforts, Rhona has left an indelible mark on every aspect of Special Olympics Montana.

For over a decade, Rhona has been a pillar of support during area competitions, ensuring that athletes of all ages and abilities have the opportunity to shine. Her role as Volunteer Coordinator has been pivotal in organizing and managing the hundreds of volunteers essential to the success of these events. As one nominator described, Rhona’s ability to navigate “controlled chaos” with positivity and grace is nothing short of extraordinary.

Beyond her administrative prowess, Rhona’s impact extends deeply into the lives of athletes through her coaching. Her patience, compassion, and leadership have inspired athletes to excel both on and off the field. As a Unified Partner, she fosters friendships that epitomize the inclusivity and camaraderie at the heart of Special Olympics.

What sets Rhona apart is her ability to multitask effortlessly, handling diverse responsibilities without missing a beat. Her organizational skills, unmatched work ethic, and genuine passion for the Special Olympics mission make her a role model for volunteers everywhere.

Recently, Rhona’s dedication was put to the test when she stepped into a leadership role at the State Summer Games on short notice—a true testament to her unwavering commitment to our athletes.

Rhona Webb is more than a volunteer; she’s a force of nature—a compassionate, driven, and inspiring individual who embodies the very spirit of Special Olympics. Her impact resonates not only within our organization but throughout our entire community.

It is with immense pride and gratitude that we honor Rhona Webb with the 2024 Spirit of Special Olympics Award. Rhona, your tireless efforts have touched countless lives, and your legacy will continue to inspire us all. Thank you for being the heart and soul of Special Olympics Montana. Here’s to celebrating your exceptional spirit and unwavering dedication. Congratulations, Rhona!