CASPER, Wyo — Sarah Call of Cody is Special Olympics Wyoming’s 2020 Coach of the Year. According to a release form the organization, Call has volunteered for Special Olympics Wyoming for more than 20 years, including 15 as a swim coach.
According to the release, Call’s swim athletes went on to the Special Olympics USA Games four times between 2006 and 2018, and also the Special Olympics World Games in Greece in 2011 and Los Angeles in 2015 — all been highlights of her career. Call also served as a clinician to train other swim coaches in the state.
“Sara is phenomenal; every athlete she has ever coached has a special relationship with her,” said says Priscilla Dowse, President/CEO of Special Olympics Wyoming.
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According to the release, Call helps each year to organize Area I Special Olympics Wyoming Summer Games in Cody, and was instrumental in starting the Jackalope Jump fundraising event to support school-based activities in Cody.
In 2019, she attended the Special Olympics Global Youth Leadership Forum in Baku, Azerbaijani and assisted Cody High School in becoming Wyoming’s first Unified Champion Banner School.
“She is a continuous learner, always seeking out additional information and strategies for coaching and for facilitating the experience of student leaders through Unified Champion Schools and Unified Sports,” Dowse added. “Sara is an excellent example of why volunteers are so essential to our success!”