I have always been close to the Special Olympics. I ran the Chicago Marathon last year with the charity team, Special Olympics. When my employer, Aon, announced that they were partnering with a charity I cared so much about, I decided to run it again. My youngest brother has autism and has competed in the Special Olympics on several occasions. I was a coach for 4 years in high school, as well as have volunteered in other S.O type charities - Special Needs Athletic Program(SNAP), Integrated PE (gym class for special needs students) and Buddies (a baseball league for special needs athletes). Athletics has played a huge role in my life - teaching me how to respond to adversity, celebrate success, and the importance of preparation. I think those characteristics are applicable to everyone and no one should be disqualified from getting that experience due to a disability or skill level. Please consider contributing to such a great cause.
Thanks in advance for partnering with Team Aon!