Passionate, dedicated, and determined are three words that perfectly describe Alyssa Neil. Aside from her training for multiple Special Olympics sports, she works tirelessly as an advocate for the intellectually disabled. She and her sister Courtney, a Unified Partner, are members of the Youth Activation Committee. As part of the comittee, Alyssa and Courtney promote inclusion school programs like Project UNIFY as well as the anti-bullying campaign “Spread the Word to End the Word.” Alyssa has spoken at numerous conferences and schools about the importance of inclusion.
On the field, Alyssa is an accomplished athlete in many sports, particularly speed skating and track and field. She credits her family and Special Olympics for allowing her to build confidence and social skills. Alyssa is thankful for the lifetime of friendships she has made with fellow Special Olympics athletes. Alyssa will represent Team U.S.A. in speed skating during the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.
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