This week’s Athlete of the Week is Ben Collins from Independence Park! Ben is a very happy Special Olympics Chicago athlete! He brings an extra measure of energy and enthusiasm to every outing and competition he attends. Ben has had so much fun this summer participating in Special Olympics Chicago fishing, golfing, and bowling. These family events have gotten him out of the house and away from the screen so he can be actively and socially engaged.
Favorite non-SOC activities: ballet dancing, swimming and of course watching movies (musicals).
Something Ben is great at: washing and folding clothes, he loves watching the clothes and the suds all come together!
Favorite food: Ben is an excellent eater and loves chicken cooked any way but fried is number one!
Ben’s family told us that they have really loved the at-home dinner and activity nights. “We have been so grateful to Special Olympics for their truly thoughtful ideas for at home games with a pizza included, and bocce ball sets and spaghetti with meatballs!”
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