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National Games Athletes Named from Special Olympics Pennsylvania to compete in the 2010 USA National Games in Nebraska from July 18-23. During these USA National Games, nearly 3,000 athletes will compete in 13 Olympic-style sports, with the support of 1,000 coaches, 8,000 volunteers and an estimated 15,000 family and friends. In addition to sports, the USA National Games will offer various programs in health, wellness and education. Special Olympics Pennsylvania named 40 athletes and 13 coaches to be part of the National Games.
Teddy Angerman has been participating in the Special Olympics PA, Philadelphia County program for 25 years, training and competing in the following sports: aquatics, basketball, bocce, bowling, powerlifting, and volleyball. In the past, Angerman has attended the 2001 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Alaska and the 1989 World Winter Games in Nevada.
When asked how Special Olympics changed his life, Angerman said, “I’ve met a lot of friends through Special Olympics and I’ve learned how to play other sports.”
Angerman is currently employed at Navy Depot, and in his spare time, enjoys bike riding, shopping and going to the movies.
Meghan Garlick has been participating in the Special Olympics PA, Philadelphia County program for 7 years, training and competing in the following sports: aquatics, basketball, bocce, and bowling.
When asked how Special Olympics changed her life, Garlick noted “making a lot of friends” as being a major highlight.
Garlick currently works with her mom cleaning houses, and in her spare time, enjoys visiting the New Jersey shore where she surfs. During the winter months, she enjoys snowboarding.
Eddie Glover has been participating in the Special Olympics PA, Philadelphia County program for 26 years, training and competing in the following sports: athletics and floor hockey. In the past, Glover has attended the 1987 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Indiana and the 2001 World Winter Games in Alaska.
Glover is currently employed with the Special Olympics Philadelphia Program, and in his spare time, enjoys playing softball, skiing, ice skating and rowing.
Mary Ellen Zisette
Mary Ellen Zisette has been involved with the Special Olympics PA, Philadelphia County program for approximately 20 years where she serves as the bowling coach and member of the Spring Games Management Team and Awards committees. In the past, Zisette has served as a bowling coach for the 2006 National Games in Iowa. She also attended the 1995 World Summer Games in Connecticut as a spectator, the 1999 World Summer Games while on vacation, and the 2001 World Winter Games in Alaska as a parent.
While she spends much of her free time coaching and working with Special Olympics athletes, Zisette also enjoys traveling with her immediate family and getting together for extended family events.