For just over 5 years, Evan Hodge has been competing in Special Olympics Georgia. A member of Special Olympics Georgia Cobb County, the 28 year old has participated in Special Olympics Georgia’s State Games such as State Summer Games, State Fall Games, State Winter Games and the State Masters Bowling Tournament.
In addition to participating in multiple competitions, the multi-medalist has competed and excels in more than one sport. On this athlete’s resume, you will find bocce, bowling, volleyball, and kayaking listed as sports in which he has excelled. This past March, he competed in Alpine Skiing at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria, bringing the silver medal back home to the United States.
Like many athletes, Evan has gained a community full of lifelong friends and habits for a healthy lifestyle. In addition, Evan has also learned skills and gained the confidence to live an independent lifestyle. Because of his participation in Special Olympics Georgia, Evan gained the confidence to pursue higher education, graduating from Chattahoochee Technical College with an associate’s degree and has been able to apply that education to a career he holds with Publix Supermarkets.
“Special Olympics changed my life. Not only do I view myself as an individual and competitor, but I have so many people I can call friends.” said Evan. Perimeter North wishes Evan more successes and triumphs. Go Evan!