Cross Country Skiing, Bowling, Bocce & Golf
Kerry Morency began competing in basketball with SONH when she was 12-years-old. She now competes year-round. She does bocce in the summer, bowling in the fall, cross-country skiing in the winter and Unified golf in the spring with her dad and coach Dave Morency. Special Olympics is a very crucial part of Kerry’s life. She explained that, “It means the world to me,” and she has a very compelling reason why she competes. Kerry’s former coach, Carol Madden was quite an inspirational figure to her. Kerry explained that, “Carol was very involved in Special Olympics. She used to work at the Derry Recreation Department, but when she passed away I tried to keep up her legacy. This is why I keep competing, in honor and respect of her.”
Kerry is also a voice for the athletes of Special Olympics through her role as a Global Messenger and a symbol of spirit and determination exemplified in the name of her Local Program - Team Challenger - named in honor of the Space Shuttle Challenger.
Special Olympics means everything to Kerry. She loves being a part of a team, meeting new people and seeing old friends. She said that she, “loves to compete. I work really hard to bring home the medals and make myself proud.” In regards to medals, Kerry has won a lot of them. She said that they are all over her house and she loves them all.