RJ smiling for a photo; he has on glasses and a blue polo.

RJ Nealon

RJ Nealon is a Special Olympics North America communications fellow and athlete reporter, alumni of the University of Alabama and former ESPN intern.
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Special Olympics New York Rodney Hankins shifted his focus to coaching after many years of competing.
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Special Olympics Ohio athlete and coach Bobby Reidl will announce an NFL Draft pick for the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday during the fourth round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
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Head coach Kaly Warner is loud and cheerful, often embarrassing her Rangeview High School athletes with a sideline celebration for their achievements.
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Coach LaCapra, of Oxford High School, was awarded the SONA Outstanding Coach award for Unified Champion Schools.
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A first-person story about living with cerebral palsy. I was born on Nov. 18, 1993, but my story really didn’t start until I was six months old.
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Coach Jack Nagle, a two-sport coach, was named a SONA outstanding coach. After three decades of coaching, he is lucky enough to watch athletes for an entire lifetime.
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Amber Gertsch is a very active athlete from Special Olympics Utah. She continues to compete in virtual walking events.
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Caley Versfelt guest stars in an episode of ABC's The Good Doctor. As a person with an intellectual disability, she represents just 3% that is employed in the entertainment industry.
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Special Olympics Georgia athlete Lani DeMello continues to achieve incredible things in athletics and coaching gymnastics.
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Throughout the Special Olympics community, 2020 has been a year full of unprecedented events and obstacles, many of which have never been encountered. As many things have changed, one thing has stayed consistent: the number of outstanding coaches still substantially impacting their communities.
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