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Special Olympics - Pole-R Bears

Special Olympics - Pole-R Bears
As a Sport Director for Special Olympics Delaware's Newark Dragons Bocce Team, I have become super passionate for raising funds for the Athletes here in Delaware. We have a plunge team , that over 6 years have raised close to $35,000 for this great organization!!!

here is a little more about me:

It might sound crazy, but I know the chill in my bones as I make my way into the Freezing Cold ocean will quickly be warmed by the thought of the difference I’m making and that's a true story!!!!!

Most people who know me well know that when I fully commit to something ... I'm ALL IN!! (Even if its the OCEAN IN FEBRUARY!!!) This is the case with Special Olympics!! Over 22 years ago I was blessed with meeting a beautiful girl amber who came into my life. She completely changed me... Up until the day she passed, I was in awe of her spirit, her commitment to embrace herself and being proud of who she was regardless of her handicap. She was a true inspiration. Throughout the 22 years I became more and more involved with Special Olympics ... My Husband Nick introduced me to an athlete, Steve who became like family to me He makes me smile every day!! I also became inspired by Ryan, another amazing athlete and through their inspirations, I became a helper, then an assistant coach, head coach and currently I am the director of bocce for the Newark dragons! EVERY Minute spent working with an athlete is precious to me! I now am so lucky to have a whole family of athletes who I cherish.
Special Olympics is truly a passion for me!! Every athlete I have met amazes and inspires me - if I could meet all of our athletes in Delaware and hug them I would!!! My passion has become a way of life for me. Six years ago one of my athletes challenged me to do the polar plunge because "after all coach .. I go in.. Why don't you?!"
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