Jeff Emrick – 2019 Special Olympics Kansas Hall of Fame Inductee
Jeff is a sports-a-holic both as a spectator and an athlete. He has workout equipment in his basement and he actually uses it! Jeff has been an athlete with Special Olympics Kansas for 22 years and competes with the Hutchinson Reno County Hawks team.
As an athlete, Jeff is so happy to be involved that it is contagious.
His coaches say he isn’t the best defensive player becuase of his big heart – he doesn’t want to hurt anyone. They say that is encouraging in its own way.
Friends say Jeff is caring and helpful taking new athletes to the team under his wing to show them the ropes.
Highlights of Jeff’s career:
- 2010 Special Olympics Summer Games in Lincoln, NE; bowling team