This month, Cupertino Special Olympics athlete Stephanie Ching was recognized with an honorary ESPY for living the mission of the Special Olympics.
According to an ABC 7 news report, Ching’s Special Olympics debut was a tricycle race when she was seven-years-old and over the past 26 years she has won medals, been inducted into the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame and currently serves as an athlete member on the Special Olympics Board of Directors.
As a global ambassador, Ching has visited Washington D.C. 10 times to lobby Congress for Special Olympics school and health program funding.
Click here to watch the complete ABC7 News special report.
This article was informed in part by the reporting of ABC7 News.