Andrew Gamache will be making his state-level powerlifting debut at this year's Summer Games! After deciding to pick up the sport in 2015, he needed a coach to get started. That’s when Lisa Burke came across a Facebook post seeking a dedicated coach for Andrew, and without hesitation came on board that day. Lisa has been training with Andrew at Gold's Gym Bridgewater ever since. Andrew will be competing in bench, squat, and deadlift. Another fun fact about Andrew...he's one of the SONJ athletes featured on a trading card through our TD Bank campaign! You can pick up Andrew's card (and 49 others!) at participating TD Bank locations, but hurry because they're going FAST. Visit www.meetourathletes.org for more info.
Over the past few years, SONJ athlete Eric Kish has been honing his cycling skills through the Forrestal Village Fitness Spin Program. Inspired by his friendly disposition, fellow cyclist Ed Weisenberger formed a bond with Eric. That bond grew even closer in 2015, when Eric asked Ed to be his Bike Angel for the One More Tri triathlon in Asbury Park. This year Ed will be back as Eric's Bike Angel, guiding him through the cycling leg of the triathlon. Like Ed, let Eric and over 50 other athletes inspire you to join them on the course at this year's One More Tri triathlon on September 25th. Visit www.OneMoreTri.org to register.
Meet Kyle, Courtney and Jerry, the three athletes from from New Jersey selected to compete at the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria. Help support their journey at www.classy.org/NewJerseyGoesToWorldGames. Go USA!