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Jeremy Colter: from athlete to official

July 21, 2010

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Video by Farooq Baloch and Christine Scalora, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Former Special Olympics athlete Jeremy Colter is officiating basketball at his first Special Olympics USA National Games. With the help of his mentor, Donald Marcotte, Colter completed the Special Olympics Officials’ Program for Athletes (SOOPA) to qualify. Colter said he is excited to be officiating at the National Games.



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  1. “It’s important to be an official because you’re there to give them a game they’ve worked their whole lives for.”
    Jeremy, nobody could have summed it up better. All officials should say that sentence to themselves every time they walk out onto the court or field. We are all extremely proud of you!
    Bill C.

    Comment by Bill Chappelle — August 3, 2010 @ 10:09 am

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