When Special Olympics athlete Anthony (Trey) Marabella found out the nominees chosen to the represent Massachusetts at the 2015 World Games in Los Angeles, he wanted to share his own experience going to the Special Olympics USA (National) Games in Lincoln, Nebraska in 2010.
My name is Anthony J. Marabella III (Trey). I am proud to be a Special Olympics Athlete in Massachusetts. I was chosen in 2010 along with my teammates the Life Survivors to represent the state of Massachusetts at the 2010 Special Olympics USA Nationals in Lincoln, Nebraska and our team won the bronze medal and I felt honored and privileged to have been chosen to represent the state of Massachusetts at those games.
It was an experience I will never forget because I got to make some great memories and moments as well as develop new friendship and meet Mr. Tim Shriver, the son of founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver. Being in the Special Olympics means so much to me because I feel part of something special and I love the passion, commitment, desire, devotion and love for sports that I have given as well as my teammates and want to thank my coaches as well for motivating me and helping me to achieve my goals and dreams.
I also like that everyone in the Special Olympics is treated as equals and makes you feel like you are part of something special and part of something that all of the people involved with this great organization love doing and enjoy doing and thanks to it’s founder we are all allowed to do this and have fun and make friends and play the sports we love and even volunteer at events as well.