Breaking News Move over Tiger Woods ... Amy Bockerstette is officially the biggest badass on the links -- 'cause the Special Olympian was invited to play a hole with PGA tour stars this week ... and she parred!!! It all went down during a practice round at the Waste Management Phoenix Open ... where Gary Woodland and Matt Kuchar invited Amy to take a shot at the course's famous 16th hole. Amy -- who has Down syndrome -- showed absolutely ZERO nerves off the tee box ... smashing her drive just short of the green in a bunker. But, there were no worries about hittin' it fat from the trap ... 'cause Amy hit a shot outta the sand that woulda made Tiger himself jealous!!! Then came the best part ... SHE BURIED THE PUTT FOR PAR!!!! The crowd went nuts ... the PGA tour stars loved it ... and Amy shrugged it off like it was just another day at the range!! Of course, Amy's certainly been in bigger situations ... she is, after all, the first-ever collegiate golfer to compete with … [Read more...] about Special Olympics Athlete Invited To Play Hole With PGA Stars, She Pars!!!
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Associated Press Published 9:26 PM EST Jan 30, 2019 Scottsdale, Ariz. — Gary Woodland walked through the tunnel to the Phoenix Open’s 16th hole, the par 3 with an atmosphere more like a football game than a golf tournament. Waiting for him was a young lady in a purple shirt with some game of her own. After hitting his tee shot, Woodland asked Amy, a Special Olympics athlete, if she wanted to take a crack at it. Absolutely, she said. Amy made a good swing, but the ball caromed into the greenside bunker. Woodland asked Amy if she wanted to hit the bunker shot. “I do. I’ve got this,” she told the Phoenix Open’s defending champion. She sure did. With fans lining the triple-decker stadium that surrounds the hole, Amy thumped the ball onto the green with perfect form, got a read from her new PGA Tour friend and drained the putt. Woodland raised his arms in triumph as the rowdy crowd roared. “I’ve been blessed to do lot of cool things on … [Read more...] about Wednesday’s golf: Special Olympian makes Woodland’s day
By Fernando Ramirez Updated 2:42 pm CST, Friday, November 23, 2018 A North Texas special needs Olympian says he was given a Confederate flag hat by his coach. >>> See Racist, controversial or hate crimes of Texas in recent years A North Texas special needs Olympian says he was given a Confederate flag hat by his coach. >>> See Racist, controversial or hate crimes of Texas in recent years Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images Image 1 of / 29 Caption Close Image 1 of 29 A North Texas special needs Olympian says he was given a Confederate flag hat by his coach. >>> See Racist, controversial or hate crimes of Texas in recent years A North Texas special needs Olympian says he was given a Confederate flag hat by his coach. … [Read more...] about Special needs son given Confederate flag hat by coach, Texas mom says
Toyota has decided on their Tokyo 2020 mobility format, that will include universal access, electrified technologies such as fuel cell tech, autonomous driving, mobility as a service, connected mobility and TPS-based transportation. These technologies and services are meant to give officials, athletes and spectators a modern, or perhaps, futuristic experience in just two years time. “The freedom of being mobile is at the heart of being able to participate in society,” stated Toyota president Akio Toyoda. “If someone wants to take on a challenge and moving is what is preventing them from doing so, Toyota would like to help tackle that problem. We want mobility to be a possibility, not an obstacle. By being involved with the Olympics, the Paralympics and the Special Olympics Games, I hope that Toyota will come to respect everyone’s uniqueness and embrace diversity. Once that is realized, we will finally be able to take a step closer to our goal of “mobility … [Read more...] about Toyota Bringing Mobility Tech To 2020 Tokyo Olympic And Paralympic Games
STILWATER — Bethann Luna continued to be amazed by her daughter’s extraordinary behavioral changes while watching the 9-year-old Jenks student compete in the 49th annual Special Olympics Oklahoma Summer Games this week.For one, Valerie willingly shook strangers’ hands as she walked around the Oklahoma State University campus in Stillwater, where the three-day event is hosted every May. That kind of social interaction never happened before, according to her mother.“The Special Olympics has been like a whole new family for her,” Luna said Thursday. “She hasn’t even been in it a year, and she’s already come out of such a shell, like her own little world.”She began to cry as Valerie danced during a Wednesday night talent show hosted in one of the university dormitories where many of the athletes are housed. The moment reminded her of how far her adopted daughter had come since a doctor warned she wouldn’t survive infancy due to … [Read more...] about ‘Like a whole new family’: Special Olympics athletes find joy and pride in annual summer games