September 22, 2013 | North America: Minnesota

Never Be Afraid and Never Give Up

By Chad Michael Older

I was coaching two Special Olympics athletes in the pentathlon. One was getting down on himself and he wanted to quit in the sport in the middle of the tournament. I said no and I talked him and got him to believe in himself, and he ended getting a gold medal in that tournament, which was a state tournament. And my other athlete finished third, all on their own. I will never let them give up on themselves.

About Chad Michael Older: I have coached the Princeton tigers area seven Minnesota for four years now and I have coached all of our sports mainly basketball and athletics but also softball and bowling I am also a 41 year old disabled veteran from the Persian gulf war.
Share

Do you have a story to Share?

Tell us your story so we can publish it for others to see.



*

Special Olympics - Become a Fan

Limited-Time Match Offer: Donate Monthly and Help Us Reach More Athletes

Monthly giving is easy and convenient. Donate today and transform lives all year long through the joy of sport.

Special Olympics gets an extra $100 for each new monthly donor.