16th November 2017
We love hearing about families uniting and supporting each other at the games! #SOGB
Father and son duo, David and Phillip Jordan, are representing the South East region in the 10-pin bowling event.
David [Left] has volunteered with Special Olympics for over 30 years and has come to the National Summer Games as one of the coaches for the South East.
His son, Phillip [Right], or “P.J” as he is known to his teammates, is competing in the 10-pin bowling events this week.
When Phillip was born, doctor’s said they did not expect him to live for more than 24 hours.
Now, he lives independently on his own and is a regular competitor for Special Olympics Surrey, which he joined in his youth.
His Father said: “I am immensely proud. It’s wonderful to see how happy and excited they are, it’s all you can want. Yesterday’s enthusiasm was fantastic.”
After attending yesterday’s opening ceremony, David said that despite the cold and rain it was, “a great show. We had a very nice time.”
“This event gives the athletes the freedom to enjoy themselves and achieve something, just like anyone else.”
Good luck to the both of you!