Special Olympics Pennsylvania #50for50: Anthony Clancy

#50for50: Volume 51
▪️ Anthony Clancy
▪️ 26 years old
▪️ McKean County

“I like doing Special Olympics a lot. It’s my favorite thing to do all the time. I mostly do basketball. And I just like to have fun with it and play basketball a lot when I’m up there. I’m good at shooting it right in the hoop. I do the Summer Games if we get into one. I like the buildings they have up there and we stay overnight. I like that very much. Hopefully by next year we’ll do it and go back up there and have some more fun. It’s been a long time. It’s a lot of fun to be happy up there. Definitely hanging out with all the people at Penn State and talking to them makes me very happy. …  Usually I hang out here [at the house] with my mom a lot. I used to live in a group home a long time ago but then I moved out of the group home. I just didn’t like it there a lot. I like living with my mom. Mostly we hang out, lay around. I listen to music sometimes. I like rock and roll. And when the weather’s nice I might go for a walk, but otherwise I’ll mostly stay inside or go outside for a little bit. I ride my bike a lot. I’m very good at that. I go on trails when I’m in Bradford with my dad sometimes on the weekends. It’s been tough [during the pandemic] because I like to go different places. And now we can’t do much. A lot of places are shut down. … I work at Futures [Rehabilitation Center]. I like it, I like it a lot. I work five days a week. It’s closed now [for COVID], and it’s been tough not working. I just like everyone and miss working there. … I like the new year a lot. I love it when the ball drops and I like to watch it count down. It’s one of my favorite things to watch. Last year, I was downtown and watched the big ball drop in town, so that was fun. This year we watched it on TV.”

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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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