Michelle O’keefe

District:South Central Ontario
Community:Halton Hills
Sport:Swimming
Team:Halton Hills Swimming Club
What other sports do you participate in?Special Olympics soccer, floor hockey
Will these be your first Provincial Games?No
What other Games have you competed in?2016 Spring Games – Guelph, Ontario –  swimming, gold and bronze, 2017 Summer Games – Brampton, Ontario – soccer, made the 1st round
Best Special Olympics Memory:My most memorable sport accomplishment was when I won both of the medals in 2016.  I was especially excited and surprised when I won the gold medal for breast stroke because I did not expect that.
Hobbies and Activities:Playing games/cards, sports, playing Wii, camp, baking, colouring and going to movies.
Message to Sponsors:I would like to thank the sponsors for their support.  Special Olympics is very important to me because even though I have a disability it makes me realize I can do many things and never give up.  It has helped me build my confidence and grow as a person.  It makes me happy that I get to meet new friends, and see the friends I have already made.  It has been such a positive experience for me being part of the Special Olympic teams and events. I love being part of a place where I am accepted as who I am and without great sponsors and supporters this would not be possible.