In celebration of Black History Month, Special Olympics Florida will be recognizing the achievements of one African American athlete each week in February. The second athlete is Tajha from Immokalee, Florida.
Tajha’s bright personality shines through to everyone she meets. In her four years as a Special Olympics Florida athlete, she has participated in bowling, flag football, basketball, and soccer. She even earned a gold medal in flag football at the most recent State Fall Classic.
She loves playing sports and having fun with her teammates. Tajha participates in Special Olympics Unified sports, which brings together athletes with and without intellectual disabilities playing together on the same team.
Not only is she a talented athlete, but also an inspiring public speaker. At only 16 years of age, Tajha competes in speech contests, as well as on the playing field. She is so passionate about Special Olympics Unified sports that she chose it as the topic for one of her speeches.
Hear Tajha in her own words and watch her speech in the video below.