My partner and I at the Emory Summer Games!
Prior to a series of life changing experiences, I used the r-word profusely. I thought it was a common teenager thing and made you sound "cool." Boy was I wrong.View Story ▼Prior to a series of life changing experiences, I used the r-word profusely. I thought it was a common teenager thing and made you sound "cool." Boy was I wrong. This year I discovered a local organization called Special Pops Tennis. As an avid tennis player, I enjoyed the thought of being able to coach tennis, and decided to volunteer with Special Pops. I started going there twice a week and realized the incredible urge to have fun and succeed these people, who spanned all ages, had. Not only that, I was stunned by their incredible potential- some of the older players gave me a run for my money, and I'm a seasoned player. It was truly astonishing. At the conclusion of the training season, most of the players were off to the summer games held at Emory. I signed up to play as a doubles partner and had a blast. My talented and energetic partner was the reason we won gold medals The experience was so rewarding I will attend the 2015 Special Olympics World Games . I now have utmost respect
About Alex Yang:My name is Alex Yang. I am a junior attending Johns Creek High School. I am an avid tennis player and compete for my school team and in USTA tournaments. I also volunteer as a coach and UP.View less ▲