Local Athlete Wins 2022 Special Olympics Bronze and Silver Medals

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The following is a press release and photos from Development Workshop, Inc.

REXBURG — When Hannah Collins moved to the Rexburg area about eight years ago, she founded Development Workshop, Inc., a nonprofit that helps people with disabilities achieve financial and social independence. She started using the organization’s services and that’s how she found out about Special Olympics.

Over the years, she has competed in local and regional Special Olympics events, but this year her hard work allowed her to represent Team Idaho at the 2022 Special Olympics USA in Orlando, Florida.

The games were held the week of June 6, and she competed in three events – the 100 meters, where she placed 7th; the long jump, where she won the bronze medal and the 200 meters where she narrowly missed out on victory but won the silver medal.

It was her first participation in the USA Games and she was happy to represent her state.

Highlights of his trip were a team visit to Animal Kingdom and an Avatar Flight of Passage flight over Pandora. Other highlights include bringing together athletes from across the United States and the Caribbean Islands. She said the Idaho team had about 30 athletes and coaches and they had fun even on the long round-trip flights from Florida. She got the nickname “Hurricane” probably for her running like the wind.

We are proud to have Hannah in our LIFE program. She is also a member of the DWI Rexburg Client Association and works part-time for the Madison School District.

Development Workshop Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help people with disabilities or disadvantage to recognize and achieve the level of economic and social independence they have chosen.

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