Meet Mercedes!

March 02, 2021 | Updated: March 02, 2021

Meet Mercedes!

Above: Mercedes, center, pre-2020

Name: Mercedes Reyes

Age: 31 years old

How long have you been involved with Special Olympics Texas? Special Olympics since 2003.

What have you competed in or do you currently compete in? I am now with the El Paso Gators and competing in bowling, bocce, basketball, cycling, track and field. Hopefully other sports.

Have you competed in any state competitions? State competition for bowling singles Gold medalist and Unified doubles Gold medalist.  

Besides Special Olympics, what do you like to do for fun? I like to draw, hangout with friends, listen to KPop, exercise and rollerskating.

Thank you to Mercedes and her family for sending in these answers! We love getting to know more about our athletes and our communities!

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