Hi! I'm Chad Quinton and I have been involved in Special Olympics since I was 8 years old. Over the 27 years that I have been involved with Special Olympics I have participated in swimming, soccer, basketball, softball, track and field and my favorite sports of all powerlifting. I love Special Olympics, it gives me the chance to meet new friends, learn new skills, have fun and be a competitor. I have great coaches that stand behind me and push me to do my best, and one of those coaches is my dad. In 2006 I went to National Games in Ames, Iowa with Team Tennessee in softball. Yes, we did win gold, but the excitement was not just playing softball it was meeting new people, having fun and exchanging pins. I am so thankful that I get the chance to experience all these fun and exciting things again.