HOMETOWN: Saint Catherines
Tess, a 29-year-old athlete from St. Catherines, has been involved with Special Olympics for 17 years. She won Gold at the 2015 World Games in Los Angeles, two Gold National Games, a Gold and a Silver at the Provincial Games. Her favourite sports are Golf and Basketball. Tess’ parents run the Golf program in Niagara Falls. Her Father, Michael, will be her caddie for World Games. Tess sits on the Board of Special Olympics Ontario as an athlete representative. Tess also mentors a young girl with Down syndrome, volunteers with a special needs program at Brock University, and is a local usher for the Niagara IceDogs junior hockey team.