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Athlete of the Week

| Sports | February 7, 2019

Ali’i Vasquez competed in Special Olympics (SO), participating in track and field and bowling. He was a participant in the Hart Games for four years while in high school.

Ali’i likes to be in SO because he can be surrounded by his peers. Right now, he is limited to only bowling, due to an increase in seizures that are affecting his health. However, he still gets outside with his family and goes for walks or strolls in his stroller, and he is a familiar face in the community.

“Special Olympics is about real athletes who demonstrate genuine sportsmanship and achievement, all with a smile on their faces,” said his mother, Kellie.

Ali’i participates in a day program during the week.

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