Grace Braxton

Athlete, Golf

Hometown: Federicksburg

How long have you been involved with Special Olympics, and with which sports?
I have competed in Special Olympics for about 30 years. I have competed in Volleyball, basketball, softball, skiing, ice skating, swimming and golf. I have also been a global messenger and I was a member of the Virginia Special Olympics Board.

How has Special Olympics changed your life?
It has helped keep me physically active, to have positive self esteem and be part of the community. The Special Olympic activities keep me healthy and fit.

What makes you most proud?
Winning a gold medals at the 2007 World Games in China and in 2011 World Games in Greece.

Who do you admire the most?
The person i admire is my father, he introduced me to golf and helped me learn the game.