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Special Olympics Athlete & Volunteer Chelsea Weiss Graduates!
On May 29th Chelsea Weiss, Special Olympics athlete and volunteer receptionist in the Pleasant Hill headquarters office, graduated from DVC Community College. Chelsea was a part of the transition program for students with disabilities. Highly respected by her classmates, she was chosen by her class to be a speaker at the graduation. Her speech was heartfelt and mentioned that Special Olympics was a big part of her development.
But Chelsea's not done yet! She
In Their Own Words:
"I have learned to never doubt myself, even when others may."
— Special Olympics Athlete Susie Enos
"Special Olympics has provided experiences that have opened up a whole new world to my daughter Karissa."
— Christa Trinchera, proud mom
"When I joined Special Olympics, my whole life changed. People accepted me just the way I was."
— Special Olympics Athlete Kim Price
"Special Olympics has taught me to be a good team player and show good sportsmanship."
— Special Olympics Athlete Lindsay Mibach