Jason Rogers

Champion Within Award Recipient
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Heart of a Champion

Jason Rogers is a true competitor.  He competes in numerous Special Olympic sports: track and field, swimming, flag football, volleyball, basketball, bocce and snow skiing. Jason was named Special Olympics Region 4 Athlete of the Year 2012; State Gold Medalist in Alpine Skiing Slalom 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016; State Gold Medalist in Alpine Skiing Giant Slalom 2012, 2013 and 2014; State Bronze Medalist in Alpine Skiing Giant Slalom 2016; State Silver Medalist in Alpine Skiing Giant Slalom 2015; State Bronze Medalist in Alpine Skiing Slalom 2014; and State Medalist multiple times in the last 12 years in swimming–50 butterfly, 50 breast and 50 freestyle.

In April of this year, Jason will be joining “From Sea to Shining Sea”, a bike ride from San Diego to North Carolina with the Wounded Warriors organization to highlight the adaptive sports available for injured individuals.  He will join the team in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for the last 1,000 miles. By not only participating but excelling in numerous diverse sports, Jason has been a huge inspiration to other mentally challenged adults and their families to get out there and try! Jason has proved to the world that just because you are mentally challenged, it doesn’t mean you can’t accomplish your goals, whatever they are!

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