To celebrate the Olympics, The Case Foundation is featuring a new blog series in partnership with the Special Olympics for the next few weeks, highlighting the fearless journeys of athletes, volunteers, and leadership from the organization. In part one, the Special Olympics features Loretta Claiborne, an athlete and spokesperson who has embodied all of the fearless principles as she has spent her life achieving her dreams.
– Special Olympics Athlete Loretta Claiborne’s Journey To Be Fearless // casefoundation.org
Special Olympics athlete Loretta Claiborne signs a card with pictures of herself for seventh-grader Josh Rickrode of Manchester after Claiborne spoke in a classroom at Northeastern Middle School Tuesday. Claiborne, who has lived in York her whole life, enjoys speaking to middle schoolers to convey a message of acceptance and against bullying.
– York Daily Record // ydr.com
Loretta is one of the most powerful, inspiring, and gifted speakers I have ever heard. Her message is always compelling and sincere – because it comes from her heart and from her life experiences. Loretta was one of the first athletes to train and compete with Special Olympics Pennsylvania when it was founded in 1970. And, she was one of the first athletes inducted into the Special Olympics Pennsylvania Hall of Fame. We are honored that she still trains and competes with us today.
– Matthew B. Aaron, President and CEO, Special Olympics Pennsylvania