Special Olympics Arizona Swings Into Action at the 2019 Phoenix Open


Each year hundreds of thousands of fans come out to the Phoenix Open to see some of the world’s best athletes on this Earth play on the greenest show on grass.

Of course seeing celebrities are nice, but witnessing the “Special Olympics Putting Challenge” is the true highlight.

Although the athletes with Special Olympics Arizona came to show off their skills on the green, they also enjoyed a cool breeze.

“I like the weather, it’s nice. I like the Suns, Cardinals, Diamondbacks, and Phoenix Coyotes” said Dwight, a Special Olympics athlete.

“It’s awesome to put a smile on their faces and have some fun. It’s a lot of fun to be here,” said Phoenix Coyotes Forward, Clayton Keller.

Every year the “Special Olympics Putting Challenge” brings together Special Olympics Athletes, celebrities and sports stars for a day of play and bonding.

“I got a big hug from the mascot. They’re my big fans, they were so nice to me,” said Amy, a Special Olympics athlete.

“It’s special, you know to kind of be a fixture of things like this. This is the kind of person I want to be and who I was raised to be”, said Arizona Diamondbacks Pitcher, Archie Bradley.

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