Since 2015, I’ve a significant role in planning and creating vignettes, features and written content for ESPN’s Special Olympics coverage. I’ve also served as a field producer for Special Olympics Winter World Games, Special Olympics USA Games and Special Olympics World Games Summer and Winter Training Camp.
Stories have included:
Chevi Peters: Born with a life-threatening liver condition, Peters wasn’t expected to live past the age of two. Thirty-eight operations later, the 31-year-old powerlifter competed in four events at the Special Olympics World Games last July in Los Angeles. While he can deadlift 350 pounds, Chevi’s strength goes far beyond the lift of a barbell, with his remarkable will to win – and will to live. ESPN SC Featured captures Chevi’s quest for gold.
Aoife Beston: Aoife is a two-time Special Olympics World Games athlete from Ireland. Her mother Mary is her training partner and biggest fan. “I don’t believe in putting obstacles in Aoife’s way. She is an inspiration to us all and shows that with commitment, encouragement and dedication, any dream can be achieved.”
Aoife’s story was part of a special series of original vignettes were produced as a part of ESPN’s Special Olympics coverage and appeared on ESPN television and digital media. The vignettes provided powerful snapshots of Special Olympics athletes, coaches and teams from around the world, as well as other notable people, places and historical stories relating to Special Olympics.