Today’s message is especially dedicated to the great Joey Clawson.

Yesterday I spent part of Mother’s Day with one of my Special Olympics tennis players, Joey Clawson who lost his mother back in September.

We went to Olive Garden, then we went bowling. We had a blast.

Now I know that Joey is a great athlete…I work with him in tennis and I’ve seen him play basketball. I consider myself a good athlete and even though I don’t bowl that often, I can hold my own. Well, guess what?


Joey won two games and I won one. And I know what you’re thinking, but YES, I WAS trying! The last game came down to the last frame and I got a spare and went on to win 103-102. I won the battle but lost the war. Joey bowled amazingly and I didn’t.

I was impressed. And to my defense, I later found out that Joey has won 3 gold medals in bowling for the Special Olympics. Now I don’t feel so bad. I still don’t like losing…

So if Joey Clawson can bowl better than most of you…with a disability, imagine what YOU can do?

“Programmed into our very human nature is the desire to push limits. Here is the proof.” – On a Special Olympics van

Thanks for reading.

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