Athlete Profile | Jesus Godinez

Jesus Godinez is a dedicated Special Olympics Virginia athlete who brings a fiery spirit to every competition.

"They're not out here for hugs. They are out here to compete."

Don't let his inviting smile fool you, Jesus Godinez is a fiery competitor who loves to compete. The Suffolk native has been involved with Special Olympics Virginia for the past 14 years, more than half his life.

Once hesitant to even dip his head in the pool, Jesus now navigates multiple sports with confidence, eager to embrace new challenges.