Importance of Capital Hill Day

On March 6th it was my honor to represent Special Olympics and share my story with Iowa Senator Tom Harkin and Iowa Representative Dave Loebsack. I told them about how I got started in Special Olympics and all the medals I won going to 3 World Games and 2 National Games. I also told them how important jobs, health and education are for our athletes and our friends from Best Buddies. While I was there I got to meet a lot of athletes and coaches. I got to see the Capital and other cool stuff. I also ran into Chairman and CEO Tim Shriver when we were on a tour. He remembered my name from when I met him at National Games in Lincoln, NE. We rode the train together along with Senator Chuck Schumer. I got to thank Tim and talk about how I met his Mother, Eunice and that I thank his family at every speech I give. If it wasn't for their family I wouldn't be in Special Olympics and I wouldn't the person I am today!