Tom is teaming up with Special Olympics athlete Jeremy McCarthy as a Unified partner for the 2022 USA Games. Unified Sports bring together individuals with and without disabilities to compete on the same teams. Tom has been a Unified partner with Jeremy for 10 years and says that Special Olympics has given him a greater appreciation for the obstacles that others have to overcome. “I have come to realize my day-to-day ‘issues’ are not nearly as difficult as they may seem.” Tom played college football at UC Davis, is an avid golfer and has worked in the steel industry for more than 30 years.
Tom on going to the USA Games:
“Attending the USA Games means more than I can say. I was very surprised to have been selected and am honored to represent Northern California. I am looking forward to playing golf with Jeremy, but also meeting other athletes from around the country.”
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