You have no doubt met him before…For over 15-years, Colin Davidson has been a leader with Special Olympics Massachusetts on and off the field. As a veteran athlete, he has competed and medaled in: athletics, basketball, football, golf, sailing, softball and alpine skiing. He is honored to be part of the six-member team traveling June 25-July 4, to Athens, Greece to compete in the 2011 World Summer Games. Even with his years of experience, Davidson knows this is the chance of a lifetime and looks forward to doing his very best among other talented athletes from around the globe as he represents the Commonwealth and the United States in track competitions on the world stage.
Special Olympics is part of Davidson’s life every day and when he is not busy training or competing, he is an active ambassador for the organization as a Global Messenger; where he is a public speaker spreading the message about how being an athlete has changed his life. Davidson also enjoys participating in fundraising events like the annual Passion Plunge that raises money for training and competition opportunities for himself and other athletes in Massachusetts.
Although Davidson’s friends, family and coaches describe him as laidback, he is also incredibly goal-oriented and driven in all aspects of his life. He is well supported by his mom, Virginia, who is always at events to cheer him on and has helped him become an excellent athlete and personable individual. She has always been an active volunteer with the organization and is currently serving as a board member. Davidson is grateful for his mother’s support and is excited to demonstrate at the World Games 2011 how Special Olympics coupled with his mother’s support helped him become a successful person.