Joe Gittinger

Athlete, Basketball

Hometown: Cape Charles

How long have you been with Special Olympics, and with which sports?
7 years - track and field, soccer, basketball.

Who do you admire the most? I admire my family! My parents and my big brother have helped support me and I am so grateful.

What does attending the USA games mean to you?
It really is a once in a lifetime opportunity and experience! Looking forward to travelling with the team and playing basketball. Maybe I will see some old friends and make some new ones at the games.

How have you been preparing for the USA games?
I have started working out again on my own and in January our team will begin training together again.