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Special Olympics South Carolina is proud to be sending 163 athletes, Unified Partners and coaches to compete in the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, July 1-6, in Seattle, Washington. Delegation members will have a once in a lifetime experiences as they compete throughout the week.

Team South Carolina will be among 3000 athletes competing in 14 different sports over the duration of the week.  The University of Washington, Seattle University, Seattle Pacific University and various bowling lanes and golf courses will host competitions.  Athletes will compete against athletes from all over the country.  Team South Carolina has athletes competing in 11 of the 14 sports offered: aquatics, basketball, bocce, bowling, flag football, golf, gymnastics, powerlifting, soccer, stand up paddleboard, and tennis.

You can support #TeamSC by making a donation today. Your donation will help offset the cost for each athlete to attend the games. Special Olympics USA Games is a unique life experience for many of our delegation members. You can help their dreams come true.

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2018 Special Olympics USA Games South Carolina Delegation


Head of Delegation
Kelly Garrick, Senior Director of Sports & Competition

Assistant Head of Delegation
Kara Harmon, Director of Programs

Jesse Godsey, Taylors
Jonathan Griffin, Lexington
Emily Jose, Mount Pleasant
Kayla Mabry, Greer
Jason Morrow, Tryon
Emily Saverance, Rock Hill
Kathleen Stoller, Simpsonville
Max Wolff, Surfside

Coaches: Shelli Davis, Mount Pleasant; Scott Wentzky, Rock Hill

Basketball (Unified)
Courtney Armstrong, Greenville
Rick Green, Greenville
Walker Griffith, Unified Partner, Greenville
Austin Hester, Unified Partner, Greenville
Jacob Ingram, Greenville
Whitney Trexler, Unified Partner, Greenville
Josh Wall, Unified Partner, Greenville
Zach Ward, Greenville
Lucas Ward, Unified Partner, Greenville
Jon Wesley Barber, Greenville

Coaches: Brittany Bynum, Greenville; Lara Ceisel, Greenville

Bocce (Singles)                                  Bocce (Unified)
Marcus Crowder, Easley                        Lizbet Cruz (A) and Sara Lackey, Swansea (P)
Lizbet Cruz, Gaston                                Jason Hames (A) and Tawana Rice, Clinton (P)
Lillian Elmore, Spartanburg               Adriana Lyles (A) and Anthony Lyles, Camden (P)
Jason Hames, Clinton                            Diane Valenza (A) and Thomas Valenza, York (P)
Becky Keith, Iva                                      Donnie Price (A) and Valerie Rice, Clinton (P)
Bruce Osborne, Williamston
Maya Patterson, Easley
Tyler Poole, Easley

Coaches: Lesley Aycock, Spartanburg; Bob Holcombe, Anderson; Denise Satterfield, Clover; Shelby Thomas, Clinton

Bowling (Singles)                          Bowling (Unified)
Joe Boggs, Inman                                Mathieu Rocca (A) and Colette Rocca (P), Bluffton
Kekola Boyd, Newberry                     Kathy Gilmore (A) and Ann Grady (P), Clinton
Nicole Brock, Anderson                      Andrew Storey (A) and Greg Storey (P), Hilton Head Island
Tina Cook, Rock Hill                           Davontae Brown (A) and Faye Hicks (P), West Columbia
Tammy Darcy, Boiling Springs        Willie White (A) and Dennis Richardson (P), Aiken
Abraham Dendy, Clinton
Meredith Farich, Columbia
Kathy Gilmore, Clinton
Courtney Hampton, Swansea
Ansley Hayes, Liberty
Shawn Mock, Aiken
Sean Montion, Anderson
Audrey Olson, Gaston
Mathieu Rocca, Bluffton
Andrew Storey, Hilton Head Island
Willie White, Aiken

Coaches: Patti Myers, Rock Hill; Nicole Cartwright, Easley; Allyson Panzino, Simpsonville; Mark Beck, Inman; Mary Kennedy, Lexington; Kurt Wyndham, North; Dennis Richardson, Aiken

Flag Football (Unified)
Matthew Cox, West Columbia
Emilee Fertick, West Columbia
Oko Gogo, West Columbia
Lucas Kirby, West Columbia
Dominique Richardson, West Columbia
Dione Richardson, West Columbia
Josh Salley, West Columbia
Carlee Vella, West Columbia
Domnil Williams, West Columbia

Coaches: Richard Gardner, West Columbia; Queen James, West Columbia

Golf (Singles)
Chris Conant, Mount Pleasant
Jennifer Corley, Charleston
Andrew Johnson, Whitmire
Jessica Johnson, Georgetown
Scott Rohrer, York

Coaches: Jeff Rohrer, York; Summer Altman, Pawleys Island; Perry Cummings, Charleston

Caddies: Elizabeth Rohrer, York

Golf (Unified)
Chris Conant (A) and Ansley Pridemore, Mount Pleasant
Andrew Johnson (A) and Todd Johnson (P), Whitmire
Jennifer Corley (A) and TJ Trimeloni (P), Charleston

Gymnastics                                                           Powerlifting
Krystal Gross, Newberry                                         Brian Pittman, Rock Hill
Alaina Johnson, Greenville                                     Tyler Chambers, Swansea
Michelle Melton, Easley                                           Coach: Eric Hubbs, Rock Hill
Alexa Myers, Lexington
Micah Randall, Spartanburg

Coaches: Virginia Cassell, Pickens; Emily House, Pomaria

Soccer (Traditional)                                                Soccer (Unified)
Katie Beck, Hanahan                                                      Teresa Boehme, Rock Hill
Josh Bellamy, Cottageville                                            Jason Elkins, Rock Hill
Travis Dearing, Summerville                                        Grant Field (P), Rock Hill
Luke Dumouchel, North Charleston                           Jillian Garrity (P), Rock Hill
Timerick Footman, Lincolnville                                   Jonathan Hemphill, Rock Hill
Terrell Holmes, Summerville                                        Kaitlyn Marr (P), Rock Hill
Stephanie Miller, Summerville                                     Danielle Maurer, Rock Hill
Megan Queen, Summerville                                          Rickey McClure, Rock Hill
Anna Stonesifer, Isle of Palms                                      Ian McKeown (P), Rock Hill
Adam Welch, Summerville                                            Tommy Mitchum, Rock Hill
Coaches: Phil Dumouchel, North Charleston         Josh Myers, Rock Hill
April Ramirez, North Charleston                                 Alan Parks (P), Rock Hill
                                                                                             Coaches: Kathy Covington, David McKeown, Garnet McKeown

Stand Up Paddleboard
Maddie Haag, Cayce
Kaitlin Lawrence, Irmo
Kenny Manigo, Elgin
Cameron Miller, Lexington

Coach: Rachel Maxwell, Lexington

Tennis (Singles)                                Tennis (Unified)
Chris Arnott, Bluffton                             Alyssa Bacher (A) and Susan Simmons (P), Summerville
William Dennington, Bluffton              Matthew Legons (A) and Carl Rapp (P), Aiken
Kristin Locatelli, Lexington                   Erin Coats (A) and Nadene Coats (P), Lexington
Maya Perry, Johns Island
Giri Rajagopalan, Charleston
Anna Stewart, Graniteville

Coaches: Nanette Howerin, Columbia; Kathy Cramer, Bluffton; Kevin MacFarland, Mount Pleasant

Track & Field
Paul Blanton, Summerville
James Boyter, Laurens
Jamal Briggs, Laurens
Angela Etheridge, Summerville
Michelle Godfrey, Effingham
Lavorne Powers, Laurens

Coaches: Larry Williams, Enoree; Kayla Haynes, Gray Court



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