Athlete plays several sports
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Editor's note: These are the third installment in a series of profiles of athletes who will participate among hundreds of others in the Special Olympics state Outdoor Championships through today in Cape Girardeau.
Name: Eric Sanders
Hometown: Cape Girardeau
Parents: Kathy Shepard
Years in Special Olympics: 11
Team and position: Eric is a backup pitcher for the Cape Tornadoes softball team.
Other sports played: He enjoys basketball, bocce and bowling.
Question: What's your favorite sport?
Q: What do you do to train for the games?
A: I do a lot of practice.
Q: What's your favorite thing about Special Olympics?
A: Hanging out with team and traveling
Q: What's the best thing that's happened to you during Special Olympics?
A: We got to go to the nationals last year in Nebraska.
Q: What's the best part about the Special Olympics State Outdoor Championships being in Cape Girardeau?
A: For people to see what's here and what's not.
Q: What do you like to do when you're not training or competing in Special Olympics?
A: Video games