On my way home to Washington, D.C. from the Law Enforcement Torch Run Conference in Phoenix, AZ, I had the opportunity to sit next to Jon Eliason on the Chicago to D.C. leg of the trip.
Jon saw the Special Olympics logo on my computer and told me about his wife Karisa who has volunteered for Special Olympics since she was in the 6th grade!
Karisa is all about sports-- especially Special Olympics sports in Lane County, North Carolina.
I just want to thank Karisa and the other volunteers who work so hard to make every Special Olympics practice and competition fun, safe and memorable.
Thanks Karisa. I'm grateful that you're part of the Special Olympics movement.