Each month, The Advocates partner with NonStopLocal News to recognize an individual or organization who makes a difference in their community. In June 2023, our Good Samaritan is Chance Carl. Chance Carl is a flight engineer in the United States Air Force. He also coaches both basketball and track and field for Special Olympics Montana. Chance grew up playing sports and is happy to spend his time coaching athletes with disabilities in his community. He says “it’s a lot about having fun and being part of a team,” but that he also enjoys fostering a love of the game within his athletes. It’s not just the love of sports that draws him to coaching for the Special Olympics, however. “It’s also about letting loose and being part of a group that just wants to see each other once a week and have a laugh and a good time,” Chance says. Chance encourages anyone else who may be interested in coaching to get involved. He says that there are many people interested in playing sports, but who don’t have someone to lead them. “You can definitely make a change in people’s lives,” Chance says. Those interested in becoming coaches with Special Olympics Montana can fill out an interest form on the organization’s website. There, you can also find certification requirements, education courses, and other relevant information. The Advocates are honored to recognize Chance Carl and thank him for serving both his country and his community. People like Chance make our world a better place. How Can I Nominate a Good Samaritan? If you know an individual or organization making a positive impact in their Montana community, let us know using NonStopLocal’s nomination form. If your nominee is selected, they’ll be recognized with a story on the NonStopLocal news at 5:00 pm on the last Monday of the month.