Hitting a hole-in-one is nothing new for Special Olympics athlete Jason Wright from Springfield. This past weekend, Wright hit a 210-yard tee shot that landed on the green and rolled into the cup on Hole #13 at Swope Memorial Golf Course in Kansas City. A rare feat in itself, but add to the fact, this was Wright’s third hole-in-one in his career. Wright’s first came in June 2004 at the Wellington Country Club in West Palm Beach, Florida. His second came in October 2007 at Millwood Golf Club in Springfield.
Wright was golfing with former Kansas City Chief Anthony Davis and two fellow Special Olympics athletes at last weekend’s Dare to Dream Golf Scramble to support Athlete Sports Camp, to be held in June. Davis tell us what happened next.
AUDIO Davis on Jason Wright’s hole-in-one (3:45)
Wright has participated in Special Olympics Missouri for 18 years. He may be one of the most decorated Special Olympics athlete in Missouri’s history. Since Special Olympics Missouri added golf, Wright has won 17 state tournaments. In 2008, Wright was a gold medalist at the Special Olympics National Invitational Golf Tournament, held at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
Special Olympics Missouri is a year-round program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. More than 15,000 athletes participate in 21 Olympic-type sports throughout the state. Visit Special Olympics for more information on upcoming events and how you can get involved.