Special Olympics Inductee
Donald has proven to be a seasoned journeyman Special Olympian over the past forty plus years, winning Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in every sport he has competed in over this time period. Donald has won over 200 medals with the Special Olympics, and has competed in evey sport offered. In the recent past he has developed Early Alzheimer’s and Vasovagal episodes which have stolen some of his skill set – but he continues on giving it his all as has been his trademark.
Donald’s favorite teams are all from Texas – the Rockets, Astros and Titans (aka Houston Oilers). When he is in his room watching his team play, he is very passionate and lets the referee’s know about their mistakes as well - but should his team be left out of the playoffs or not last during the playoffs, he will switch gears and be for the team his family is rooting for and try to lead you to believe he really likes your team.
Donald and his father go to the gym everyday as soon as he gets off the bus from work and do a thorough workout – however his favorite is the weight lifting bench. The big guys are always amazed by the amount of weight or reps he performs, which of course results in lots of attention. Everyone knows Donald at the gym, tease him in a friendly way and show their love for him as well. In Texas his team did many arm wrestling fund raisers – those Texans love their arm wrestling. Donald’s coach called him “the little bull” – don’t make the mistake of asking him to arm wrestle.