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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

July 25, 2018
It's with great sadness that we let everyone in our Special Olympics Texas family know that our great friend and longtime Law Enforcement Torch Run volunteer Brad Freis has passed away.
July 16, 2018
When the cast of Backdoor Theatre’s “School of Rock” took the stage June 22, they perhaps hoped the experience would change someone’s life. Little did they know, that night would change their lives.
July 16, 2018
Harlingen, Texas - 14-year-old Nathan Rios is considered an inspiration to many. Now, he is attempting a triathlon.
July 16, 2018
Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Special Olympics Texas.

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