Swimming, Bowling & Basketball
Katie Bourque has been competing since she was just six years old. Katie currently participates in swimming and basketball, and has also competed in bowling and athletics. Her favorite sport to play is basketball because she enjoys playing it the most and her siblings also played basketball which made her want to follow in their footsteps. She just loves everything about competing, especially winning medals. Her mother told us that, “Katie is very proud of her medals and they are all displayed in her room” and it is “unusual when she does not win any medals.”
Katie has, unfortunately, been facing a new challenge in her life. In August, her father very suddenly and unexpectedly passed away. It has been very hard for Katie and the Bourque family. Her father was her biggest fan and could always be heard cheering Katie on from the stands. Shortly after her father's passing, Katie was selected to represent Team New Hampshire as a part of the swimming team at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle, Washington. Katie is especially focused on “swimming for her dad” and she is sure, “that he is very proud of me and will be there watching, from heaven.” She is super excited about this opportunity and cannot wait to make her dad proud.