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Tamika Campbell Gets a Jumpstart on Basketball from Digicel

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Tamika with her Digicel Jumpstart Academy certificate
“Extremely excited!” said Tamika Campbell upon learning of being selected for the Digicel Jumpstart Academy. Tamika and 7 other basketball players with and without intellectual disabilities, travelled to the British Virgin Islands Oct. 7-9 for the Academy. 16-year-old Tamika is a Special Olympics Trinidad & Tobago athlete. She is the only Special Olympics athlete participating. She has been playing basketball for 5 years. Her coach at school got her involved in basketball. Tamika credits her parents for motivating her: “My father inspires me and pushes me to do well in the game.” Tamika traveled to Los Angeles for the 2015 World Summer Games as part of the T&T basketball team where they earned a bronze medal. She will also compete in the upcoming 2017 World Winter Games in Austria as part of the Floor Hockey team. On preparing for the Digicel Jumpstart Academy: “I train everyday for one hour after school.” At the Academy, she hopes to “learn a lot of new things and how to pivot better.” Go Tamika! #PlayUnified

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Director, Marketing and Communications, Special Olympics North America