I joined Special Olympics Chicago’s Associate Board because I love how much joy, community and movement Special Olympics brings to the world. I’ve volunteered with Special Olympics across the county (like a flag football league in North Carolina!) and I have family who have coached and competed.

My favorite Special Olympics Chicago Associate Board memories have been when I’ve led our Zoom dance parties. The dance parties have allowed us to stay in contact with the athletes through the pandemic, and they are SO much fun!

-Kate, 2021 Associate Board Community Engagement Committee Member