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Athlete of the Month - March


Jeri-Lee Hodgins





Special Olympics BC Local:

Penticton 

What do you like most about 5-pin bowling?

It is a sport that my health and physical disabilities allow me to perform at my best. It's also fun!

What other Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Bocce.

What would you tell someone about Special Olympics to encourage them to get involved?

Try it! It may surprise you what you can do.

What is your favourite Special Olympics experience to date?

Winning the gold medal in Vernon at the Provincial Winter Games.

Please tell us a little bit more about yourself! What else would you like people to know about you?

I have had many health issues to overcome, but that has never stopped me from always trying with a smile. I love crafts, word searches, shopping, and like to look after my appearance. I also like to assist with home chores. I love visiting friends and family. Mom calls me her social butterfly.

What is one word you would use to describe yourself?

Awesome.






Special Olympics Logo The organization provides a variety of sports and youth programs, giving athletes the chance to gain sport skills and improve their health while enjoying training that could take them to competitions at local, regional, national and international levels. But the benefits from Special Olympics BC programs go well beyond the basics: athletes experience joy and acceptance, cultivate friendships and self-confidence, and feel empowered to overcome obstacles and achieve their goals.

As well, a network of thousands of coaches and fans share a unique experience and sense of community in supporting, cheering on and learning from the athletes they work with.