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Jennifer Hoover

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I'm a Special Olympics Athlete and will try my best to answer any questions you have. I have been in the Special Olympics for more then twenty years. I would prefer not to have question regarding the Olympics. In Special Olympics everyone's a winner. To learn more go to www.specialolympics.org

Experience in the area

I am a Athlete and Athletes know what there all is to know. I have been in the Special Olympics for more than 20 years. My sports are Swimming, Bowling, and Long Distance Walking & Running. I have tried cycling, golf, volleyball, alpine skiing, euestrian, tennis, and Track & Field. I'm in ALPs (Athlete Leadership Program) where I give my input on how to improve my County. I have given many speeches about Special Olympics through training in ALPs. My mian sport is swimming, but I can tell you about the other sports with research.

Organizations

Special Olympics IN Tippecanoe County, ALPs (Athlete Leadership Programs), Aktion Club

Publications

I started writing with HubPages http://hubpages.com/profile/jswim77. It takes me a wile to think of something to write about. I have a blogger at http://specialolympics-about.blogspot.com/. Which has been in the Journal and Courier at http://search.jconline.com/sp?aff=1100&skin=&keywords=%22jennifer+hoover%22 and some others.

Education/Credentials

I am a grad from Jefferson High School in Lafayette, IN. I went to Ivy Tech for two years. I am working on my degree in Commutations at ALPs U. (within Special Olympics).

Awards and Honors

2000 Special Olympics Tippecanoe County Athlete of the Year Award 1994 Kate Plumber Memorial Special Olympics Spirit Award Jefferson High School, 1996 Pre-Vocational Education Award

Past/Present Clients

I get questions about the Olympics but I really hardly don't know anything about the Olympics. Witch is not to be confused with the Special Olympics. I tell people about Special Olympics whenever I can. I have given some speeches about Special Olympics. I like to help people as much as I can.

What do you like about this subject?

Special Olympics is all about having fun even if you loose and informing others about Special Olympics. Witch is not to be confused with the Olympics.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I am still learning every day. I would like others to see that even Mentally Handicapped people are just like you. They can do the same things just slower. I also want to become a Swimming Coach.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

"Special Olympics is the world's largest program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. More than 1 million athletes around the world benefit from participation in Special Olympics."

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

"Special Olympics offers training and competition opportunities in 26 Olympic-type sports for athletes 8 years or older no matter what your ability level. Athletes can benefit from Special Olympics. And no matter what their interest are, there is a sport for them. There is no charge for Special Olympics Athletes."

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Recent Answers from Jennifer Hoover

2011-11-08 Olympic Medals.:

Hi I am not sure about the Olympics only Special Olympics witch is different. They only give out the medals to the best of the best. They train hard to win that gold medal. They do the same for the Special

2010-04-09 Rules for basketball:

If you have anymore question's email me at chickswim77@yahoo.com    I don't do basketball but did find the rules on the Special Olympics site at http://media.specialolympics.org/soi/files/sports/Basketball-Rules-2010

2006-02-20 Curdling:

Let me remined you.  I only answers questions about the Special Olympics not the Olympics.  Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in several Olympic-type sports

2005-12-30 Hi:

Let me reminded you.  I only answers questions about the Special Olympics not the Olympics.  Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in several Olympic-type sports

2004-10-30 Olympics:

Do you mean the Olympics or the Special Olympics?  There is a difference?  Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition to people with intellectual disabilities.  To answer

 

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