Special Olympic athletes make me smile. They are hilarious and always living in the moment. They are also so unapologetically authentic - a quality that I admire dearly.
My golfing partner was Ashley. She had incredible precision with her swing and an inspiring go-getter attitude. My game was very off - I lost about 8 balls during the day. Even though I totally sucked, she kept on encouraging me with each and every shot. Hearing her cheers of "C'mon Kyle" made me feel like I was being supported no matter what.
|Ashley and I!|
Ashley plays softball, golf, floor hockey and bowling and she has really enjoyed being involved in Special Olympics over the past year. Her favourite musical artist is Ke$ha and she also has a huge crush on Justin Bieber;) Ashley also thought that she was the boss of me, but I beg to differ…
If you ever have a chance to be involved in a Special Olympics event near you, I encourage you to do it! It will energize you, inspire you and leave you feeling changed for the better.