Connecticut River Valley Special Olympics
Bocce, cross country skiing, bowling and athletics
Through Special Olympics, Nathan has been challenged by his coaches and teammates to always push to his full potential because when you give it your all, you will never be disappointed in yourself. A couple years ago, Nathan was competing at the State Summer Games at UNH in the 15 meter walk. He said, "During the race, I pushed myself to my limit and worked really hard and I won the race and had the gold medal put around my neck." He dedicated that medal to his grandmother, who passed away that year. Nathan really enjoys competing in the games especially during the summer because he enjoys being in the sunshine and the warm weather.
Nathan has learned that hard work does pay off. Being part of Special Olympics allows him to be more active and social to make new friends whom he gets to hang out with on a regular basis. He said, "At Special Olympics, you will have the best time of your life, and you are around so many new people and they will never judge you."