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Carissa Younkin is a member of the Special Olympics USA Women’s Basketball team and she's getting ready to make her way to Los Angeles for the 2015 World Games.

Her involvement in the organization and with her team – the Richardson Roadrunners – has helped her in many ways, such as with getting more exercise and making new friends;  all of which have helped her gain more confidence in herself.

Other sports Younkin enjoys competing in include Aquatics, Bocce, Bowling, Golf and Volleyball . She attends Sunday School at First Baptist Richardson and My Possibilities. Her hobbies are Special Olympics sports, listening to music, going to ballgames and talking with friends.

Most Recent Articles

January 22, 2018
Who will bring the gold home from Austin? We can’t wait to see! Almost 2,600 athletes and Unified Partners will compete in bowling, volleyball and powerlifting. Here’s where to find all the info you need before you hit the road...
January 22, 2018
The Texas Bowling Centers Association is a big fan of Special Olympics Texas athletes. During January and February, many of their member centers will sell paper bowling pins to benefit SOTX! Be sure to thank them for their support.
January 22, 2018
Congratulations to Alamo Heights High School and Brady High School, which have been recognized as the first Unified Champion Schools in the state of Texas! Both schools received a gym banner that denotes their honor.
January 22, 2018
Know someone who’d enjoy Special Olympics Texas items? You can send them a gift certificate! http://shop.sotx.org/

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