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Jeremy Colter

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Jeremy, who was born with cerebral palsy, took up playing basketball at a young age.

Under the guidance of his father, Jeremy began to learn how to officiate high school basketball games in New Hampshire. He began to officiate Special Olympics local, state and regional games.

Jeremy earned his International Association of Approved Basketball Officials badge as a 19-year-old. In addition to high school contests, he’s worked at the NCAA Division III women’s basketball level.

At the 2015 World Games in L.A., Jeremy officiated a half-dozen games, including the team bronze medal matchup.

“Basketball has always been my strong suit,” says Jeremy, now 28. “I’ve always been a basketball athlete. Basketball has kept me out of trouble, and it’s taught me a lot about life: How to be a team, how to be open-minded about others, how to treat other people. It’s the best sport, I think, in learning how life is off of a court.”

About Me:

Special Olympics is a global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports, every day around the world. We empower people with intellectual disabilities to become accepted and valued members of their communities, which leads to a more respectful and inclusive society for all.


See this video story about Jeremy's local Honorary ESPY award.
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