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Trevor Chaney wins silver medal at Special Olympics

Congratulations to Trevor Chaney for winning a silver medal in the basketball event at the 2014 Special Olympics held at the Fletcher School in Matthews. In addition to basketball, Trevor also competed in tennis, track, and swimming. According to TTA teacher, Marianna Oprea, “All the students and teachers in the TTA class are very proud of Trevor’s accomplishment. He loves sports and works very hard at basketball. This is truly a great honor for him!”

Trevor has been a participant in the Special Olympics for the past 9 years. Olympians train for the competition for months prior to the event. For the basketball event, Trevor had to attend team practices every Friday from 4:30 – 5:30 at Carolina Courts in Matthews during December, January, and February. In addition, Trevor practices on his home court with his mom!

Although Trevor competes in a variety of sports at the Special Olympics, his passion is basketball. While Trevor is a huge Carolina Tarheel fan (who could blame him:), his mom is a Duke fan, which provides for a great spirit of rivalry in the Chaney household. It is no surprise, then, that March Madness is a favorite time of year for him!

During the Olympics, Trevor’s team had to play two qualifier games, in which he scored an astounding four 3-pointers on their way to winning the silver medal. After winning the medal, Trevor stated, “We did good, Mom. We played hard and did our best. We are players!”

Written by: Donna Helms, Web Editor
Posted: Mar 21, 2014 by Donna Helms

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