Brockport resident wins gold in Special Olympic Winter Games

By on March 9, 2020
Coach Keith Bunker, Coach Craig Watkins, Jacob Booher-Babcock, and Head Coach David McEneany.

Coach Keith Bunker, Coach Craig Watkins, Jacob Booher-Babcock, and Head Coach David McEneany.

Jacob Booher-Babcock, of Brockport, participated in snowshoeing at the Rochester Community Sports Complex in Rochester on Saturday, February 22, for the Special Olympics New York State Winter Games. He earned gold in the 200M, silver in the 100M, and bronze in the 4x100M Relay with his teammates. Sarah Babcock-Lomonaco, Jacob’s mother, said, “So many life lessons are taught through sport. I’m so grateful for the Special Olympics for all the opportunities that help Jacob grow as an athlete and as an individual.” When asked about his experience, Jacob said, “I am very competitive. I enjoy participating in many sports. I love to compete against others; they bring out my best. I also want to encourage others to do their best.”                                         

Jacob Booher-Babcock proudly shows his medals.

Jacob Booher-Babcock proudly shows his medals. Provided photo

Photos by Karen Fien

Jacob Booher-Babcock in the Snowshoeing 200M preliminary race.

Jacob Booher-Babcock in the Snowshoeing 200M preliminary race.

 

Kerri Patrick Snowshoeing in the 50M Preliminary.

Kerri Patrick Snowshoeing in the 50M Preliminary.

L-R: Patricia Van Savage, Kerri Patrick and Michelle Markham waiting for the next race. Van Savage has been a participant in the Special Olympics for 45 years.

L-R: Patricia Van Savage, Kerri Patrick and Michelle Markham waiting for the next race. Van Savage has been a participant in the Special Olympics for 45 years.

Michelle Markham after winning her Preliminary race.

Michelle Markham after winning her Preliminary race.

On Your Mark, Get Set and GO!

On Your Mark, Get Set and GO!

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