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Will Crain Brings Home the Gold
Posted on July 15, 2015, by GAPMP
Will Crain, the 19-year-old son of Hall County Parent Mentor Scott Crain and wife, Stacey who teaches family and consumer science at East Hall High School embarks on a thrilling journey to the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, California on Monday, July 20 and brought home a Gold Medal.
Crain commented on what it took for Will to make it to the games. “Will loves the water. He practices for hours and has been preparing for the games since July 2014. We have a whole group of athletes and coaches from Georgia going with him, but the wonderful thing about Special Olympics is that the athletes are expected to be responsible for themselves (with help). This is such a great transition experience for him because mom and dad are not there to do things for him. We are all looking forward to the trip and are very excited to see Will compete on the world stage. We have 9 family members going out to LA including grandparents uncles and cousin, and 1 non family member. Will’s classroom teacher Carrie Curran will be traveling to LA with us also. We will have very little contact with Will while we ate gone. Security is going to be pretty tight. It is amazing what all goes into planning an event likes. this. Thanks to everyone for all the encouragement and warm wishes.”
Scroll down to link to a video story about Will recently posted by ESPN. And see the story of his victory on the Hall County School District website.
Crain commented on his son’s path to the Olympics and the ESPN video: “Will was chosen through an application process. First Ga. was given a slot for a kayaker. Then applications came out from Special Olympics of Georgia (SOGA). Will met all of the criteria so we applied and through a process of lottery Will was chosen. ESPN called and wanted to do a story on a GA athlete and Will’s name was given to them.”