Joy Cavagnaro

Coach, Swimming

Hometown: Boyce

How long have you been with Special Olympics, and with which sports?
Over 20 years - Coach (swimming, volleyball, basketball, and soccer)
Global Messenger Mentor (4 athletes)
SOVA Board Member - currently Chair Elect

How has Special Olympics changed your life?
It has introduced me to an amazing community whose mission extends beyond the community.

What Makes You Most Proud?
I admire the many athletes I have had the privilege to coach over the years

What does Attending USA Games mean to you?
It is an incredible honor to represent Team Virginia. I look forward to opening ceremonies and supporting my athletes so they have the confidence to achieve their personal bests for each of their respective events.