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USA Today Honored Rising Junior Jake Blatnica As Special Olympics Athlete Of The Year

USA TODAY honored Special Olympics Massachusetts athlete, Jake Blatnica, rising Junior at Natick High School, Natick, MA, as Special Olympics Athlete of the Year which is part of their USA TODAY High School Sports Awards. Watch the inspiring story of Jake Blatnica starting at 26:50 as he is introduced by host, Michael Strahan.

The USA TODAY High School Sports Awards, the largest high school sports recognition program in the country, celebrates the best in high school sports in cities and states across the country! The 104 local, regional and statewide awards programs culminated in one national awards show that premiered 5 August 2021.

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