Athlete Spotlight: Jeremiah Williams

This month, our athlete spotlight features Jeremiah Williams from Beaver County.

Jeremiah, 26, has been a Special Olympics athlete for 12 years and competes in athletics, basketball, bocce, bowling, snowshoeing and soccer. He works as an assistant cook at the Community College of Beaver County.

One of his prouder moments came on the soccer field for the the Beaver Sharks at Fall Festival in 2011. He scored the only goal against Chester County with 23 seconds left to win the game.

“Jeremiah is a wonderful guy. He is excited to promote health and wellness throughout the Special Olympics community. His fellow athletes look up to him. I enjoy being Jeremiah’s mentor and coach and I look forward to watching him succeed.”

George Fritzley, coach & mentor

Jeremiah also serves as a member of his county’s Athlete Leadership Team and is the Fit 5 Representative and Health & Fitness Coordinator for Beaver County. He recently earned a gold medal in bocce at Slippery Rock University’s Western Fall Sectional. In addition, Jeremiah is a leading prospect to become the next Athlete Representative for Beaver County Special Olympics.

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Special Olympics Pennsylvania

The mission of Special Olympics Pennsylvania is to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.

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