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Matthew Smith

053-Special-Olympics-19-03-14LR.jpgMatthew Smith joined Special Olympics in 2010 and is one of our youngest Global Messengers to date. The 19-year-old trains and competes in the Special Olympics Te Awamutu aquatics team.

“Special Olympics has made me more confident. I have made new friends, travelled to new places, become a good team member, and am proud of my achievements,” says Matthew.
An accomplished athlete, Matthew is also a natural public speaker. He has spoken at various Special Olympics fundraising events, and also at birthday functions. As a Global Messenger he is looking forward to building his skills and confidence in public speaking, and “getting the word out about Special Olympics”.
“I want to show people that we can do it. Even though we may be different we give it a go, and go to the best of our ability. We enjoy it whether we win or lose. With Special Olympics you will meet new people, and gain new experiences.” 
For more information about Global Messengers, contact:

Julia Sanson

+64 6 357 5349 ext 735
+64 27 299 4734

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