Athletics, Basketball, Bowling & Soccer
This is Avery Perry’s second year participating in Special Olympics. Avery got started when someone she knew sent her an invitation to join a bowling team and she took advantage of that opportunity right away. When asked what her favorite thing is about Special Olympics, she responded, “seeing her friends.” Since joining Special Olympics last year she has enjoyed creating and cultivating a lot of new friendships and looks forward to meeting many more people in the future.
So far, Avery has enjoyed competing in bowling, basketball, athletics, and soccer. But her favorite sport by far is athletics, more specifically, the javelin throw. Avery has really enjoyed throwing the javelin because she thinks it is “really cool.” In addition, Avery loves to run and especially loves to run fast. She believes that running has helped her to get stronger and she hopes to get even stronger in the future, so she can become an even better athlete.
Avery also has a lot of favorite moments that has happened with the Special Olympics. She remembers having a blast at the 2017 State Summer Games. She loved getting the chance to stay overnight at the University of New Hampshire and she explained that she, “got to walk in the Opening Ceremonies” and that she, “really liked that.” Avery has really enjoyed her time with Special Olympics and is looking forward to future Special Olympics events.