Meet Jeff Riley
banner | June 13th, 2017
Jeff Riley has been participating in Special Olympics for more than 20 years. He started participating when he lived in Massachusetts and then continued when he moved to Beaufort in 2004. He currently plays golf, bocce and bowling but he says golf is his favorite!
Jeff’s family supports him in all of his sports. “I am really grateful for them for supporting me” he says. He was selected as a golfer for Team South Carolina for the 2010 USA Games in Nebraska. He’s also competed in National Unified Bowling in Reno, Nevada. Jeff says Special Olympics has helped him off the playing field as well. He recently graduated from the Technical College of the Lowcountry in Beaufort. He says the Athlete Oath helped him college, “You can succeed and don’t give up. I want to show an example to all athletes in South Carolina. The motto “Let me win but if I cannot win let me be brave in the attempt” I have used that motto through college also and that has changed my life with that saying.”
Jeff is currently training for the 2017 Special Olympics North America Golf National Invitational Tournament being held in Seattle, Washington, June 26-28.