Meet Latrice Pringle
banner | August 16th, 2016
Latrice, 31, is from Florence, South Carolina, near the beautiful beaches of the Atlantic coast. She began participating in Special Olympics nine years ago when she started attending the MB Wallace Center. She says once she got started she was hooked and loved being part of a team and participating in different events.
“Special Olympics has given me so many opportunities to share my passion for sports.” Latrice competes individually in track and field and plays on softball, basketball and volleyball teams. She says that softball and snowboarding are her two favorite sports and she’s ready for an “Epic” adventure in Austria!
Participating in Special Olympics is pretty important to Latrice. “SO has given me confidence and opportunities. I love participating in and meeting others. I have made lifetime friends through SO.”
Her coach says Special Olympics has helped Latrice be more independent.
Being a member of Special Olympics USA means a lot to Latrice. “It is hard to put into words how I feel. I am so honored to be chosen and I can’t wait to represent my country, state and hometown in the World Games. I’m very proud to be an American and am excited to wear the Red, White and Blue. Go USA!” She says she really looking forward to competing with the best in the world.
When she’s not training for her multiple sports, she has a job at Palmetto Secure Document Destruction as a sorter and she loves spending time with her family. She also plays in a community softball league and helps out at local Law Enforcement Torch Run® fundraisers.