Special Olympian Wants To Meet Will Smith!

Listen to our latest interview with Tess Trojan.  She’s coming to Los Angeles, along with thousands of other athletes from 177 countries, to compete in the Special Olympics World Games, which runs from July 25th through August 2nd.  This 26 year old from St. Catherines, Ontario has the passion to win a medal or two for her country. But, if she cannot win, she’s proud to be able to say she was in L.A. She might even take in a studio tour or two to see where her favorite TV shows are made.  But, even better, she’d love to say hello to Will Smith. She adores in his character as played the Fresh Prince of Bel Air.  Tess Trojan is a seasoned Olympian, having played women’s Ice Hockey for Canada in the Special Olympics. She’s coming to Los Angeles, along with thousands of other athletes from 177 countries, to compete in the Special Olympics World Games, which run from July 25th through August 2nd.  www.la2015.org

Special Olympics Ontario is proud to announce a new addition to the Special Olympics Board of Directors. Ms. Tessa Kathleen Trojan (Tess) will serve as a member of the Board of Directors as the Athlete Representative (2013-2014, 2014-2017, 2017-2021 respectively).

More About Tess
Tess Trojan is an inspiration and is the essence of all that is Special Olympics. The St. Catharines, Ontario native won the 2012 inaugural Special Olympics National Golf Tournament (Division 1, Women). A true champion with an infectious enthusiasm for Special Olympics and sport, 24-year-old Tess has been involved with Special Olympics programs for the past 13 years. She began her journey with Special Olympics in 2000 as a 5 pin bowling athlete and now participates in more than 5 sports. In addition to her golf title, Tess is an award-winning swimmer and powerlifter. 

Tess is More Than an Athlete
Tess is a trained Athlete Speaker and Ambassador for Special Olympics. Tess is very passionate about Special Olympics and in a recent a presentation to the Niagara Down Syndrome Caring Parents, she said, “I am grateful to Special Olympics for so many things. I have met many friends. We share a common bond, we all want to do our very best and support our friends to do the same.  Special Olympics offers us the opportunity to participate in sports which might not be possible if the organization wasn’t there. I’ve been lucky to have many great coaches and volunteers to help me with my sporting activities.”

Tess is a part-time student at Niagara College and graduated in May from the College Path Program (General Arts & Science). She is currently a student in the school’s Pre-Community Services Program, and her career goals are to work with children or seniors in recreation.

At the 2013 Special Olympics Ontario Provincial Games in York Region, Tess was a silver medalist. Tess was fortunate to be one of six Ontario Golfers who competed at the Special Olympics North America Invitational Tournament in Atlantic City this past October.

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