Message from the Program Director

I want to Thank each and every one of you, over the past 8 years you have given me the opportunity to learn so much about the Special Olympic community, and you have truly allowed me to be a part of your family.  I have met hundreds of athletes and their families and coached alongside many wonderful volunteers.  You got me hooked with soccer in 2010 and asked me to step into the Program Director roll in 2014, and I have loved every minute of it.  It is for that reason the decision to step down as Program Director has been extremely tough.  But, I am excited to announce the group that will be taking over for me is extremely motivated, energetic, and full of wonderful new ideas.  I reached out to Abby, Jay, Michael, & Lindsay and they have already surpassed my expectations and I am confident they will provide the very best program that each of you deserve.  I want to reassure you that this is not the last you will hear or see of me, I plan to still help out when and where I can.  So for now take care, and go JAYHAWKS!!!

Aaron Payne
Program Director
Douglas County Special Olympics



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