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Athlete Highlight – Dony Knight

Our recent Breakfast with Champions event showcased the athletic career of Dony Knight. Dony joined the Special Olympics Oregon movement in 1991 as a participant in swimming, track, soccer, softball, and basketball. Matt Parrish, Special Education Teacher at Sutherland high school and Special Olympics Oregon coach highlighted his experience working with Dony over the years. “Dony is Mr. Aloha. Everywhere you go no matter where it’s at, people know Dony because he has that magnetic personality and good energy.” As he grew as an athlete, Dony also grew as a leader; he served as Sutherland High School’s VP for the Unified Partners Club, received countless awards and honors as a spokesman for SOOR and as a Special Olympics Global Ambassador, and continues to participate in every athletic season and social event possible. Watch Dony’s story and the entire Breakfast with Champions event here!