2017 Special Olympics Athlete Award
Congratulations to Brittany Corkum on being named he All Sports Association Special Olympics Athlete Award winner. Brittany is a 25-year-old student at Pyramid Incorporated, a visual and performing arts program for people with developmental differences. She is truly an inspiration and meets every challenge she is presented with—always with a smile and encouragement for others.
Brittany began her Special Olympics journey in 2005 in Bossier City, Louisiana. While there, she competed at the top levels in the sports of cycling, golf, and equestrian. She became a state gold medalist in both equestrian and golf and was awarded the silver and bronze medals in cycling. After moving to Florida, she continued in Special Olympics, participating in several sporting events, including:
Aquatics – Basketball – Bowling – Golf – Soccer
Stand-up Paddleboard – Track and Field
This year, Brittany and the Okaloosa Special Olympics Soccer team, the Wolfpack, attended the State competition at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports. The team overcame tough competition to win the gold medal. She also qualified for state competition in golf and aquatics. Brittany will be joining the inaugural Special Olympics Cheerleading team this year at the Fall Classic at the ESPN Wide World of Sports. She is excited to participate in this new event, one of five new sports Okaloosa Special Olympics is debuting in 2017.
When she’s not participating in Special Olympics, Brittany performs with the Pyramid Players. She is an accomplished interpreter in American Sign Language and frequently signs alongside her fellow Pyramid Players. She is also a member of the Beach Elite Royal Sparklers cheerleading team. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, listening to music, and spending time with her family.
Congratulations Brittany for being named the winner of the All Sports Association 2017 Special Olympics Athlete Award. We applaud your passion to compete in all sports and the inspiration you provide to us all.