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|Joshua Bullard pictured in the middle of his friends and relay team.|
Joshua is 19-years-old Special Olympics Texas athlete who is an Eagle in more ways than one. He attends Canyon High School and has played with the Canyon Eagles since he was 12. During that time he developed into an excellent athlete. He not only plays with his heart, but also represents the Panhandle with fine sportsmanship and grace. Joshua participates in basketball and track and field. Recently, his basketball team represented The Panhandle area at the State Summer Games bringing home a silver medal.
The most interesting thing about Joshua, is that he is a Eagles Scout of the Boy Scouts of America. Not an easy task for any young man, but then Josh is not any young man. Only 5% of the young men that join scouting become an Eagle Scout and that number goes down to 1% for those with a disability. The Canyon Eagles are very lucky to have that 1%.
At a recent tournament one of his fellow teammates cut their finger, Josh stayed with his fellow athlete even when they were giving out his award. He helped by calming his friend and getting a first aid kit. Joshua was a perfect example of an Eagle Scout and athlete by staying with your team member. As the old saying goes, it's better to have two eagles than one.
About Special Olympics Texas
Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) is a privately funded non-profit organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect. SOTX provides continuing opportunities for more than 58,800 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the Lone Star State to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship. To learn more, visit www.specialolympicstexas.org or call 800.876.5646. Engage with us on: Twitter @SOTexas; fb.com/SpecialOlympicsTX; youtube.com/specialolympicstexas.