Hyannis, MA— More than 4,000 athletes and coaches from across the U.S., along with tens of thousands of volunteers and spectators, will head to Seattle, Wash. to compete in the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. Among them will be Hyannis resident and Special Olympian Abby Tetrault. Tetrault will be representing Special Olympics Massachusetts and Living Independently Forever, Inc. (LIFE), a non-profit organization, providing supportive services for independent living for adults with learning and intellectual disabilities. Tetrault lives in LIFE’s residential community in Hyannis and participates in LIFE’s Special Olympics program, which is one of the largest programs in the state. She will be one of eight athletes from the Team Massachusetts Delegation competing in track and field. Through 14 Olympic-type team and individual sports, the USA Games will showcase the impact of Special Olympics through world-class competition, inspirational experiences and modeling inclusion for all. The Games kick off on July 1, but LIFE will host a sendoff event for Tetrault on Thursday, June 28. She will be leaving for Seattle the next day.
LIFE, Living Independently Forever, Inc., is a non-profit organization, providing supportive services for independent living for adults with learning and intellectual disabilities.