We use the words “Special Olympics family” a lot. We’ve never really defined what it takes to be a member, but we welcome everyone, and if you show up more than once, you are well on your way to being included. Athletes and their family members, coaches, community partners, staff, volunteers, donors, law enforcement officers, political dignitaries … our Special Olympics New Mexico family continues to grow, and for that we are thankful.
This past month, I have said my good-byes to a couple key volunteers who passed away. I have talked on the phone with someone who worked on the SONM staff with me years ago, and this morning, I had coffee with a past Board member. I can say that as an organization, we are better now because of each one of those people.
Whether you have been a part of the Special Olympics New Mexico family for “a reason, a season, or a lifetime,” please know we are grateful that you chose us and be assured that the day you leave us, you will be missed.