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2022 Special Olympics USA Games

Team New Mexico and the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games We are proud to share that Team New Mexico will compete at the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games June 5-12 in Orlando, Florida. 5 teams of 4 people each will compete in athletics (track & field), bocce, bowling, Unified golf, and swimming. The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games will unite more than 5,500 athletes and coaches from all 50 states and the Caribbean, 20,000 volunteers and 125,000 spectators during one of the country's most cherished sporting events. 

Meet the Team Team New Mexico is a delegation of 36 people from Special Olympics New Mexico (SONM) including 18 Special Olympics athletes, 2 unified partners, 1 Head of Delegation, 1 Assistant Head of Delegation, 5 coaches, 1 Special Olympics athlete leader, 2 students supporting the Youth Leadership Experience, and 6 SONM staff members.

Abe Assaad
Athletics, Sandia Prep

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Alex Correa
Athletics, Rio Rancho

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Lorraine Shaheen
Athletics, Lea County

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Rebecca Amador
Athletics, Sandia Prep

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Chris Castillo
Athletics Coach

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Andrew Lewis
Bocce, Pecos Valley

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Candace Shaw
Bocce, Carlsbad

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Jenny Matsler
Bocce, Las Cruces

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Tyler Tracy
Bocce, Las Cruces

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Linda Charzuk
Bocce Coach

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Christian Baird
Bowling, Sandia Prep

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Jeremy Sills
Bowling, Las Cruces

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Lannea Babcock
Bowling, Lea County

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Megan Moberly
Bowling, Las Cruces

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Ronda Norfleet
Bowling Coach

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Sarah Friedman
Golf, ADO

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Shari Friedman
Golf, Unified Partner, ADO

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Shawn Palmer
Golf, San Juan Co.

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Tom Yost
Golf Coach

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Erin Stalf
Swimming, Rio Rancho

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Jason Ryan
Swimming, AGS

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Lindsay Jacobs
Swimming, Carlsbad

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Shiv Patel
Swimming, Rio Rancho

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Carolyn Olson
Swimming Coach

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Chris Page
Head of Delegation

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Jena Waddell
Assistant Head of Delegation

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James Munoz
Athlete Input Council

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Lilly Smith
Youth Leadership Experience, Unified Leadership Athlete

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Sideeq Shabazz
Youth Leadership Experience, Unified Leadership Partner

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Rebecca Whitlock
SONM Staff

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Brittany Scanlon
SONM Staff, Athletics

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Rebecca Rainsberger
SONM Staff, Bocce

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Barbara McRae
SONM Staff, Bowling

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Scott Hardy
SONM Staff, Golf

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Victoria Martinez
SONM Staff, Swimming

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Support Team New Mexico during Jersey Mike's Month of Giving March 1-31, visit Jersey Mike's stores to donate in-person or donate via the Jersey Mike's App to support Team New Mexico  and the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games.  Save the date for the Day of Giving: On Wednesday, March 30, all Jersey Mike's locations across the U.S. will donate 100% of sales to Special Olympics programs and the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games.

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Jersey Mike's Month of GivingMarch 1-31

Support Team New Mexico and the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games all month long! Make a donation at any Jersey Mike's location or via the Jersey Mike's app.