Athlete Spotlight

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NAME Ronnette Rome
HOMETOWN Paradis, LA
SPORTS Bowling
AGE 49
YEARS INVOLVED 35

 Have you ever attended a World or National Games?
 Yes, this Summer in Seattle will be my second USA Games.

Q  Do you have a job?
A Yes, I have been a Walmart greeter for 17 years.
Q  What do you like to do in your spare time?
A  I like to spend time with my sisters. We will go shopping, out to eat, to the movies, get coffee, or go to the park.
Q What was the moment that changed everything for you?
A  When I was diagnosed with cancer.
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Athlete Spotlight- Emily Rachal

Emily RachalNAME: Emily Rachal
HOME TOWN: Alexandria, LA
SPORTS: Basketball, Baseball, & Bowling
AGE: 28
YEARS INVOLVED: 1

Q  Are you employed?
A  Yes. I work at the Rapides Arc doing warehouse work using tools and fulfilling contracts with factories. I have been working there for 1 year.
Q  What is your favorite Special Olympics memory?
A  My favorite memories are travelling to competitions, making friends, and getting to bowl. I am much more social now that I’m involved in Special Olympics.

Q  What are some of your hobbies?
A  I love to shop for clothes. I also love to play the card game UNO.

Q What are your goals?
A  I want to become a professional bowler.

June Athlete Spotlight

  • Q: What are some fun facts about you?
    A: I love the TV show Supernatural. I also have 1 sister and 4 dogs.

    Q: What is your favorite Special Olympics memory?
    A: My favorite memory has been making friends. 

    Q: How have you changed since becoming involved in Special Olympics?
    A: I used to be nervous but now I am calm.

Athlete Spotlight- May

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A: I am the only autistic person in my family. I have two brothers, I love fast rides, and Disney World.

Q: What is your favorite memory that has happened while you have been with Special Olympics?

A: My favorite memory was when I dressed up like Michael Jackson for the Halloween dance at State Fall Classic.

Q: Who has helped you the most to get to this point?

A: Ms. Katie Botts, my coach, has helped me most. She is always there when I need help with anything.

Q: What are you goals?

A: I want to graduate high school and get a job. I want to go to Los Angeles and visit where the celebrities are. I would love to go to a Rams game and Disney World!

Athlete Spotlight

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  • NAME: Stephen Harward
  • HOME TOWN: Hammond, LA
  • SPORTS: Softball, Bowling, & Basketball
  • AGE: 41
  • YEARS INVOLVED: 15 years

Q: Are you employed?
A: I have a job at a grocery store where i work as a stock boy. I have been there for 2 years.

Q:What are your interests and hobbies?
A: I am an LSU fan. I love to play video games and cut grass.

Q: What is your favorite Special Olympics memory?
A: I love going to the dances.

Q: What is your goal in life?
A: My goal is to keep working hard.

Athlete Spotlight