Special Olympics Winter Games
Congratulations to all of our athletes that participated in the Special Olympics Winter Games in Austin, Texas,
this past weekend. Grand Prairie ISD brought home 9 gold medals, 4 silver medals, 2 bronze medals, 3-4th
place and 1-5th
place ribbon. Our athletes demonstrated improved Bowling scores, skills and sportsmanship throughout the entire competition. Our p
ower lifting athletes also brought home all gold medals. Eric Aguilar was voted most Outstanding Power Lifting A
thlete as he demonstrated superb upper body strength along with Devontraye Whitaker who earned 1st
place in squats, bench press, and the dead lift.
Grand Prairie also has the most amazing Peer Partners (Crosswinds HS and SPGHS) in which they were highly complimented by our parents, including Special Olympics CEO Margaret Larsen for their dedication to Special Olympics athletes.
David Rodriquez, SGP-9 was interviewed live by KXAN-36 news. Watch "Special Olympics accommodates bowling popularity" on YouTube