2018 Special Olympics Athlete Award
The All Sports Association proudly recognizes Austin Scott as the recipient of the 2018 Special Olympics Athlete award. Austin is a 22-year-old native of Jacksonville who moved to Okaloosa County prior to starting the sixth grade. He attended Meigs middle school and went on to graduate from Choctawhatchee High School in 2016. Austin has been an avid fan of sports throughout his life and he participated on the golf teams at both Meigs and Choctaw. One of Austin’s proudest accomplishments is his graduation from Choctaw and he is grateful to the many coaches and teachers that always believed in him. He continues to enjoy supporting the Indians as they compete in various sports throughout each year.
Austin began competing in Special Olympics five years ago. He particularly enjoys the competition and many friends he has developed through his participation in Special Olympics at home and throughout the state. He has medaled in golf, basketball, softball, bowling, and swimming and plans to begin playing soccer and flag football this upcoming year. He has been to the state tournament for golf and basketball each year since he began competing and qualified for state in swimming and softball this past year. Austin was surprised to be awarded the inspirational player of the year for Special Olympics Florida— Okaloosa County during this year’s state softball tournament in Orlando.
In his free time, Austin enjoys walking his dogs and any others throughout his neighborhood. He also enjoys watching football, basketball, and baseball with his family or going hunting and fishing with his dad. Austin loves the Green Bay Packers, Orlando Magic, and Atlanta Braves. He particularly enjoys studying statistics for the NFL and college football games he gets to watch.
Congratulations Austin on receiving the 2018 Special Olympics Athlete award. We applaud your commitment, enthusiasm and inspirational leadership through your continued involvement with Special Olympics.