We are proud to spotlight the Special Olympics of Michigan as the local benefitting charity for the 5k Foam Fest in Detroit. They have included a bio of two of their star athletes for us to recognize:
Doctors said Molly would never walk or even talk. Her mother knew different and was determined to never allow that to happen. She never saw the things her child could not do; she only imagined what she could do. Molly’s mother turned out to be right when experiencing her child do the impossible, walking at age 4 and talking by age 5.
Now, 20 years later, Molly is a Special Olympics athlete who participated in the 2011 World Games. Molly was a top performer at the games and took home a Silver medal in the 3000 meter run and Bronze medals in the 4 x 400 meter relay and 5000 meter run. Molly is now preparing to participate in the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Central Route relay which will have her running the five-mile stretch of the Mackinac bridge this coming September.
Special Olympics Michigan continues to provide Molly with the transformative power of sport for opportunities to experience inclusion, acceptance, unity, respect, friendship and joy.
Ben was named the Spartan Stores healthy Athlete of the Year for 2012. Ben has been a Special Olympics Athlete for eight years now competing in basketball, soccer, poly-hockey, bowling and track. Snider is a great team player, shows great sportsmanship and makes sure every athlete has fun. He has gained so much confidence and self-worth and wants all of the other athletes to experience those feelings as well. Snider takes pride in his accomplishments and understands if effort is put forward, nothing is impossible.
Snider enjoys running, and when it is cold outside he can be found on a treadmill! He participates in many 5k and 10k races and often makes family members join him as well. Ben has often been seen going back and running with whoever has not finished, encouraging them all the way to the end. Snider demonstrates being a healthy athlete physically, nutritionally, and spiritually.
Come to the Special Olympics of MIchigan website to find out more about the organization and how you can take another step to support them and their noble cause.
We at Round House Racing feel privileged to associate with such an organization