Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) selected Dustin Scott of Grafton as one of 62 athletes to represent Team Wisconsin at the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in Princeton, New Jersey on June 14-21, 2014. Wisconsin athletes will compete in athletics, aquatics, bocce, bowling, flag football, gymnastics, powerlifting and volleyball.
Scott has participated in Special Olympics for approximately 12 years, competing in athletics, bowling, basketball, cycling, golf, softball and volleyball, but this will be his first time attending the Special Olympics USA Games.
“[Attending the USA Games means] all my dreams are coming true. All my hard work and dedication has paid off,” said Scott.
Scott is also a member of the Special Olympics Bad Pack Unified volleyball team, which earned their third consecutive national title at the 2013 USA Volleyball Open National Championship this year! He is also Co-Captain of the Ozaukee Special Olympics track team. According to Scott, Special Olympics has given him the opportunity to fit in, develop friendships, and experience new things.
“It makes me feel like I’m part of something special…I fit in,” he said. “[Special Olympics has taught me] to push your hardest and never give up.”
When he’s not training or competing, Scott works as a car detailer at 5 Corners Dodge. Scott will compete in athletics and will be one of 86 delegates representing Team Wisconsin at the 2014 USA Games in New Jersey.