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Local Athlete brings home hardware from 2022 Special Olympics USA Games

Published online: Jun 16, 2022 East Idaho Health, Health & Wellness, Lifestyle
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Rexburg, ID (June 16, 2022) -
 When Hannah Collins moved into the Rexburg area about eight years ago, she found DWI and began to receive services in the LIFE Adult program, but more importantly, she found the Special Olympics.  Over the years she participated in local and regional Special Olympics events, but this year her hard work provided her with the opportunity to represent Team Idaho at the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games in Orlando Florida last week.

She participated in three events, the 100 Meters, where she placed 7th. The Long Jump, where she took the Bronze Medal and the 200 Meters where she just missed winning, but brought home the Silver Medal. This was her first time participating in the USA Games and she was happy to represent her state at the Games.

Highlights from her trip was a team visit to Animal Kingdom and riding Avatar Flight of Passage over Pandora.  Other highlights included meeting athletes from all over the U.S.A. and the Caribbean Islands. She said that Team Idaho had about 30 athletes and coaches and they had a great time even on the long flights to and back from Florida. She got the nickname "Hurricane" probably for her running like the wind.

We are proud to have Hannah in our LIFE program. She is also an officer in the DWI Rexburg Client Association and works part time for the Madison School District.

Congratulations Hurricane Hannah!

Development Workshop Inc. is a nonprofit agency with a mission of assisting individuals who have a disability or who are disadvantaged to recognize and to achieve their chosen level of economic and social independence. 

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