Tokyo Olympics: Tri-state men train for Special Olympics

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Torrey Thompson, 25, from Rockport, is training for bocce. Thompson’s brother, Brett, and father, Jeff, won a silver medal in the unified bocce competition at the 2018 Games in Seattle. This will be Thompson’s first US Games. He was involved in Special Olympics for 12 years and competed in pétanque for eight years.

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Thompson will compete in the singles bocce event at the games before teaming up with McKinney in the unified doubles event. The 2022 US Games will be unique in that many competition venues will be part of the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex near Walt Disney World. The games will be held in Orlando, Florida from June 5-12.

The track is the competition for 37-year-old Hawesville native Kevin Rates. He has been a Special Olympics athlete for 30 years and has competed in track and field for over a decade. This will be Rates’ first trip to the USA Games. Hartford native Mark McKinney is a unified bocce ball partner or teammate. He has been involved with Special Olympics for over 20 years as a Coach, Official and Unified Partner.

Cafe offers life skills to Newburgh students The American Games will feature 19 Olympic-style team and individual sports, including track and field (track and field), basketball, bocce, bowling, cheerleading, horseback riding, flag football, golf, gymnastics, open water swimming, powerlifting, soccer, softball, stand up paddleboarding, surfing, swimming, tennis, triathlon and volleyball.

“We are thrilled to once again have the opportunity to send athletes and coaches to the US Games,” said Special Olympics Kentucky President and CEO Trish Mazzoni. “Being selected to Team Kentucky for the Games is not only a huge honor for our athletes, but it also provides a great opportunity for personal growth. We have seen many of our athletes be transformed by this experience over the past four In addition, with these Games largely taking place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, it will be a one-of-a-kind environment and a chance to compete in world-class facilities.

“We are thrilled to once again have the opportunity to send athletes and coaches to the US Games,” said Special Olympics Kentucky President and CEO Trish Mazzoni. “Being selected to Team Kentucky for the Games is not only a huge honor for our athletes, but it also provides a great opportunity for personal growth. We have seen many of our athletes be transformed by this experience over the past four In addition, with these Games largely taking place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, it will be a one-of-a-kind environment and a chance to compete in world-class facilities.

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