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Each year, Special Olympics Pennsylvania inducts four athletes and two volunteers into their Hall of Fame. This year, SOPA Hall of Fame Inducts Philly Athlete, Teddy Angerman. Teddy, along with three other Special Olympics Pennsylvania athletes and two volunteers, were honored at the annual awards banquet in front of a crowd of his peers and local celebrities to the likes of Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly and Sue Paterno. Teddy has been a Special Olympics athlete for 29 years and is a well-loved and respected member of the Philadelphia team.
Having trained and competed in 14 different sports throughout the years, Teddy has a lot of reasons to be proud. In 1989, he was one of only sixteen Special Olympics athletes from across the country selected to participate at the USA Olympic Festival. He also went to the 1989 Special Olympics World Winter Games held in Reno, Nevada, the 2001 World Winter Games in Anchorage, Alaska, and the Special Olympics 2010 USA Games in Nebraska.
Teddy appreciates the many wonderful opportunities Special Olympics has given him, and is a spokesperson for the organization no matter where he goes. He is also supportive of his peers and teammates, encouraging them to push through and compete at their best even if they fall short of winning the gold.
Teddy has demonstrated positive integrity and continued loyalty to the Special Olympics program – he’s certainly earned his spot in the Hall of Fame!
2013 Hall of Fame Recipients:
2013 Hall of Fame Inductees: Theodore Angerman (Philadelphia County), Charles P Becker (Montgomery County), Greg Focht (Centre County), Lonnie R Straw, Jr (Area M)
2013 Hall of Fame Volunteer Inductees: Maryellen Brown (Area M), Leon Cole (Lancaster County)
2013 Chairman’s Choice: Aerotek, Sponsor
2013 Al Senavitis Lifetime Achievement: Billy Frost Concert Committee, Supporter