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Support Echelon Members Competing at the 2022 USA Games

Support Echelon Members Competing at the 2022 USA Games
by Stephanie Hoerner
June 03, 2022
3 min read

June 5-12, 2022, the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games will unite more than 5,500 athletes and coaches from all 50 states and the Caribbean and 125,000 spectators during one of the country’s most cherished sporting events. Echelon is proud to support the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games not only as the Presenting Member of the 2022 Club but also through highlighting three members who are competing in this year’s games!

Join us as we celebrate the dedication and perseverance of all the 2022 Special Olympics athletes and cheer for Echelon members Abigail, Matthew, and Ben.


Abigail | Team Florida: Triathlon

Echelon Member Abigail Adams Headshot

 

What is your full name and Echelon Leaderboard name?
Abigail Adams, @Abigail the Advocate on the Echelon Fit® app


How many years have you been competing in Special Olympics?
14


Other interests and hobbies
Music, fashion, makeup, stand-up paddle boarding, working out, spending time with my family, friends, and boyfriend. Advocating for people with special needs. Being a positive influence and uplifting people on social media: Abigail the Advocate on Instagram and Facebook.


Other sports and/or activities within Special Olympics
Fundraising through the Torch Campaign, fashion shows, Cheerleading, Gymnastics, SUP, Swimming, Triathlon, Gold, Athlete Leadership, Open Water Swim, Ambassador Polar Plunge 2020, Inspirational Athlete 2018.


What does attending the 2022 USA Games mean to you, and what do you look forward to the most?
It is special because I was picked to compete and represent Special Olympics Florida. I am looking forward to competing in the race and being with my team.

 


Matthew | Team Tennessee: Golf

Echelon Member Matthew Drumright

 

What is your full name and Echelon Leaderboard name?
Matthew Drumright, @CoachDrummy on the Echelon Fit® app


How many years have you been competing in Special Olympics?
31


Other interests and hobbies
Photography, High School, College & Pro Football, Coach for local high school football team for 23 years - Brentwood Bruins, music - Oldies


Other sports and/or activities within Special Olympics
Special Olympics TN (SOTN) Global Messenger, SOTN Athlete Leadership Team, SOTN Special Olympics Health Messenger, SOTN Volunteer & Fundraiser, Member of the SOTN Young Professionals Board, Young Athletes Volunteer, and Participant in SOTN Flag Football, Basketball, Powerlifting, Swimming & Unified Golf.


What does attending the 2022 USA Games mean to you, and what do you look forward to the most?
I am so excited to go to the USA Games and compete in Unified Golf. It is an honor to represent Tenessee and all the athletes in Special Olympics. I have been training in multiple sports and that will help prepare me for the USA Games. I look forward to traveling, meeting new friends from around the country, seeing old friends, and competing in a national event. My two best friends are also going to USA Games and that will be fun to be at the Games with them.

 


Ben | Team New Jersey: Swimming

Echelon Member Ben Miller headshot

 

What is your full name and Echelon Leaderboard name?
Benjamin “Ben” Miller, @BenMiller on the Echelon Fit® app


How many years have you been competing in Special Olympics?
6


Other interests and hobbies
Video games, hip hop dancing, talking to friends


Other sports and/or activities within Special Olympics
Bowling, swimming, volleyball


What does attending the 2022 USA Games mean to you, and what do you look forward to the most?
It is amazing to be part of the 2022 Team New Jersey. I am looking forward to seeing the other athletes and coaches and making new friends. 



Follow & Support Our Members!

Check in to see how Abigail, Matthew, and Ben are doing in the USA Games and send them “Cheers” to support through the 2022 USA Games app (available here for Google Play and the Apple Store). 


New to Echelon? Join our community and find Abigail, Matthew, and Ben on the Leaderboard!