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Trip to Greece a highlight for Special Olympics golfer
Editor's note: These are the first in a series of profiles of athletes who will participate among hundreds of others in the Special Olympics State Outdoors Championship Friday through Sunday in Cape Girardeau.
Name: Jeff Minor
Age: Turned 27 on Wednesday. Celebrated with golf game with father and a party.
Hometown: Kansas City.
Parents: Ed and Teresa Minor.
Years in Special Olympics: 18.
Team and position: Golf. Minor participates as a single player and plays at level five, the highest level, which includes a full 18-hole game.
Honors: Returned in early July from participating in the world Special Olympics competition in Athens, Greece. Was one of seven participants from Missouri. Won a bronze medal.
Other sports played: Bowling, basketball, track.
Question: What do you do to train for the games?
Answer: Practice chips in back yard, hit balls two to three times a week, play one to two times a week.
Q: What's your favorite thing about Special Olympics?
A: Meeting new friends.
Q: What's the best thing that's happened to you during Special Olympics?
A: Getting to go to Greece.
Q: What's the best part about the Special Olympics State Outdoor Championships being in Cape Girardeau?
A: Staying in the hotel.
Q: What do you like to do when you're not training or competing in Special Olympics?
A: Work on the computer, fish, listen to music, participate in the Polar Bear Plunge.