Special Olympics Pennsylvania #50for50: Seth Jarrett

#50for50: Volume 11
▪️ Seth Jarrett
▪️ 37 years old
▪️ Union County

“I was in Global Messenger training in State College. I get to give all different speeches. I like one time I was at Kutztown University and gave my first speech. I made my mom cry. So I wanted to keep doing it. [After people hear me speak] they clap and they cheer me on. … I live independently, by myself in my own house. It feels good. And I work at Bucknell University. I work in Dining Services. I’ve been there for 19 years. I like working there. I work in the mornings, get in at 7:30 a.m., come home around 2:30 p.m. and I do what my supervisor tells me to do. I do everything they tell me. Pots and pans, trash and other stuff. … I bowled a 179 today [at the Eastern Bowling Sectional]. That was my best score ever. I bowled my heart out. I do bocce in the fall and I love all kinds of sports. … I’ve been in Special Olympics almost 27 years. I started swimming when I was 10. It helped me in all different ways. [My favorite event is] 200m breast stroke. We practice every Sunday afternoon. I have all different friends. My advice is change what you do in sports and enjoy it. It’s important you enjoy it.”

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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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