Athlete of the Week: Terry Carey

Athlete of the Week
BURLINGTON, VT – Over 450 athletes traveled to Burlington for this year’s Special Olympics Summer Games.  Among them, is Terry Carey. He joined the Bennington delegation when he was in high school.

” We have a broad program in Bennington which is expanding and it’s people like Terry that help it to expand because of his attitude and we like to compete,” said Dick Frantz. He’s been a coach with the Bennington program for 28 years.

Almost twenty years later, Carey remains a key member of the Bennington Team. Frantz adds “He’s very fast, very friendly, he likes being part of our group. He likes the camraderie that he gets and he loves to compete because he flies like the wind.”

Depending on the season, you can find Carey competing in soccer, basketball or track and field. Running is his strong suit.. In this years summer games, he competed in three track and field events – the 100 meter dash, 4×100 meter relay and the softball throw, where he took second place.

“He never thinks he’s done his best, but he tries to do his best all the time. He has never ever had an attitude that says he couldn’t win, and he just loves people.

Carey represented Vermont in the first ever Special Olympics National Games, back in 2006. He was on the gold medal 4×100 meter relay team.

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