Ruby SO health messenger

Hi, my name is Ruby Lappin and I am 21 years old I live in Newmarket, Ontario with my family

I would be proud and honoured to be a Special Olympic Health Messenger I have been involved in Special Olympics for over 10 years and I love it I play many sports all year round and this keeps me very healthy and happy They include basketball, softball, golf, soccer and, rhythmic gymnastics I also play ice hockey in the winter

Last year I was named Athlete of the year for Special Olympics Aurora It was a very proud moment for me and my family I am currently the athlete rep for my golf team I love to play basketball for the Aurora Dunks My coaches have taught me to play the game well and also to be a respectful and hardworking athlete

This year my school basketball team won the Gold Medal at the School Provincial Championships in the Unified Basketball I have many friends who play sports and I love that my older brother helps to coach my soccer team I always enjoying meeting new people and talking about how important Special Olympics is to me and my teammates During the year I take part in fundraising events and give speeches I do the Polar Plunge, 5 k law enforcement torch run and Motionball

These are great events to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics When I’m not playing sports, I enjoy walking our dog, bike riding and going to the local gym to work out, doing word searches, reading Garfield books and colouring Let me win But if I can not win, let me be brave in the attempt