Every two years, Special Olympics athletes come together to compete at the Special Olympics World Games. This summer, over 6,500 athletes from 165 countries will descend upon Los Angeles to show the true meaning of courage, joy and determination. Special Olympics Florida is proud to have 16 athletes represent the USA at this competition – below are their stories.
Special Olympics USA Unified Bowling pair Aaron Freitag and Alexio Bautista competed today against eight other teams at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. After coming out strong yesterday and winning the gold, the duo hoped to keep up the pace and win another medal. Although they didn’t perform as well as they hoped the last frame of the second game Aaron bowled an incredible three strikes in a row lifting his and his partner’s spirits. As for Aaron’s final competition at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, he said, “I had a really fun time coming and if I ever get the chance again I will definitely go for it.” Later today Alex will participate in the Unified Experience, a series of individual non-official Special Olympics competition activities with some of the biggest names in professional sports. Alex will compete in his final bowling competition on Friday.