Hyannis native Marc Segerman has been an athlete with Special Olympics Massachusetts for over 20 years. He’s competed in the Special Olympics National (USA) games, and on the state level in a host of sports. He considers skiing and tennis his favorites.
This October 2nd, Segerman along with a class of athletes, coaches, volunteers, families and sponsors, will be recognized at the 2014 Special Olympics Massachusetts Hall of Fame induction ceremony at The Yawkey Sports Training Center in Marlborough, MA.
“It’s been a challenge, it feels good to play a sport,” said Segerman, while also noting that his long involvement in Special Olympics has not been without its perks. “I’ve met many celebrities in Special Olympics, I was able to rub shoulders with them at different events.” One such instance was an opportunity Segerman had to meet the late founder of the organization, Eunice Kennedy Shriver.
“Been a really great ride and I hope to keep the ride going. I’m 52 and hopefully when I’m 60 I’ll still be playing golf with Special Olympics. I’m looking forward to doing Special Olympics for many more years to come.”
To Segerman, age is just a number, but one thing moving forward will certainly change for him. The next time he hits the slopes or takes to the tennis court, he’ll be doing it as a Hall-of-Famer.