DALLAS, OREGON — Good morning from Oregon, Good Afternoon, Good Evening.
I have been following Team USA Special Olympics in Korea and many pictures have been going up through Facebook and Twitter accounts and I am so very proud of the athletes that have been selected for Team USA. I hope one day to get a chance like this.
Athletes work year round in many sports and training as I am doing so in the weight room daily trying to burn the weight I gained over the winter and it is paying off.
As a Special Olympics athlete from Oregon, I know what it takes to get to the World Games is inspiration, dedication, skill and the love for what sport you love best — mine is swimming [aquatics].
As a athlete, I didn’t start swimming till the age of 12-years-old and was not very good till I met up with Scott, my swimming coach. All athletes perform an outstanding performance and that is what brings them closer and closer to the winter games and summer games that I heard of.
I know of an athlete that went to Boise, Idaho and I wrote an article about him a few days later. I received a package from World Winter games that year and I was selected as a very good writer of my teammate and I still have the items today.
Good Luck athletes in Korea– Bring Home Gold Medals!