Brent Lapsley Volunteering in USA Special Olympics!
Special Olympics is a global movement that transforms lives through the power and joy of sports, every day around the world. Special Olympics empowers people with intellectual disabilities to become accepted and valued members of their communities, which leads to a more respectful and inclusive society for all. Using sports as the catalyst and programming around health and education, Special Olympics is fighting inactivity, injustice and intolerance.
After a hamstring injury last year, Brent Lapsley was no longer able to participate in the MS 150, as he had for years in the past. Brent decided to fill the void of not being able to participate with a more active involvement in Special Olympics. Brent has been remaining active by golfing with his partner, Hillary, as well as running with his partner, Ashley, for the past four years. They have eight to ten practice rounds each season, two or three local tournaments in the summer, and one state tournament each year in Bryan, Texas.
Earlier this year, Brent and his golfing partner Hillary were selected to represent Texas in the USA Special Olympics in Seattle, Washington from July 1st-6th. This is an opportunity of a lifetime for Brent and Hillary as very few participants are selected for this national event!
When asked about his participation with Special Olympics, Brent said, “about five years ago I was introduced to the Special Olympics by a longtime friend and client. Shortly after this introduction, my friend suggested I get involved and I quickly agreed and was introduced to Hillary. From the initial meetings with Hillary and her mother, we decided to become a team! This arrangement quickly grew to include numerous new friends! I truly believe we have all become a family and I am so proud and lucky to be involved with this amazing organization.”
If you would like to donate to Brent and Hillary’s Special Olympics fundraiser, please visit their website.