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One Good Thing: Tank Schottle

SO Texas athlete Tank Schottle was featured in the AP’s One Good Thing series on December 31, 2020.

The following is an excerpt from the article titled One Good Thing: Special Olympian spreads message of love published by AP News.

In 20 years of Special Olympics competition, Tank’s confidence has soared, his leadership spreading across playing fields, the Houston area and beyond.

Tank, 31, has received local and national awards for being an advocate for Special Olympics and anti-bullying. He regularly gives speeches about love and hope.

Tank appeared on CNN and other networks to fight for Special Olympics when Education Secretary Betsy DeVos threatened to halt funding for the organization in 2019.

Once one of the bullied, he has become a living embodiment of the Special Olympics message.

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