SOMA Golfer, Tyler Lagasse is teeing off at the Quicken Loans Pro-Am today. The event takes place at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, VA and is presented by Perfect Sense Digital. This looks to be a great day of golf and a way to showcase Special Olympics athletes in a truly public setting. The Quicken Loans PGA event is held in conjunction with Tiger Woods’ foundation and always has a full line-up of top talent from around the world.
In addition to the Pro-Am, athletes will take part in special events including a welcome picnic reception, a movie night out, another round of golf at Creighton Farms and a tour of national monuments in Washington DC. In addition to all the golf, sightseeing and camaraderie, Perfect Sense Digital will be hosting a career day for participants to learn about opportunities within their company.
Congratulations to Tyler and best of luck on your round. We cannot wait to hear all about it!
A little about Tyler:
- Age: 28
- Total Years with Special Olympics: 12 years
- Total Years Playing Golf: 18 years
Tyler Lagasse has been competing in Special Olympics since 2003. He started out competing in basketball and track & field. He then began competing in golf and alpine skiing. Golf is his favorite sport. He has won the gold medal in the MA state August games for the past nine consecutive years. He won a silver medal at the National Games in Nebraska in 2010 and won another silver medal at the National Games in New Jersey in 2014. He received an Associate’s Degree from Middlesex Community College in 2014 and is now pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He has just co-authored a book with his mother; Deborah Lagasse titled What Do You Say? Autism with Character.