Steven's Strides

Meet our own Special Olympics Champ

Steven Russell of Special K’s is one of only 19 students who were chosen to represent Georgia as a Youth Ambassador for 2020. Only 19 students were chosen to be a Youth Ambassador in the United States and Special Olympics Georgia staff selected Steven because of his outstanding leadership skills and his heart for inclusion. The Special Olympics U.S. Youth Ambassadors are a group of youth leaders with and without intellectual disabilities who are striving to make the nation a more inclusive place for all. These youth leaders act as advocates, share stories, and demonstrate the values of Inclusive Youth Leadership across the country. Through training, engagement, and activation at the national level, U.S. Youth Ambassadors are strong leaders of the Inclusion Revolution.

Steven is a multisport star with Special Olympics Georgia. He competes with the Special K’s, a Special Olympics agency based in north Fulton. Steven excels in cycling, soccer, long-distance running, and basketball. Earlier this year, he went from running in a 5k fundraiser for Special Olympics Georgia to playing in a soccer tournament at the Atlanta United training grounds. Steven was also part of the Special K’s Marathon by Midnight relay team, helping to raise $3000 to support Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Steven brings maximum effort to everything he does!

He enjoys healthy snacks of apples and bananas and on a special occasion, celebrates by eating at Golden Corral with his family.

Make a donation in Steven's honor this holiday season.

Special Olympics Georgia
6046 Financial Drive
Norcross, GA 30071

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