02.10.16

Daines Meets Montana Special Olympics Global Messenger

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Steve Daines today met with Montana Special Olympics Global Messenger, Patrick Chapman of Great Falls, in the United States Capitol.

Daines gave a tour of his office and the United States Capitol to Chapman, President and CEO of Special Olympics Montana Bob Norbie, Chief Marketing Officer for Special Olympics Kirsten Suto Seckler and Special Olympics International’s Global CEO Mary Davis.

Patrick Chapman Daines with Chapman at his desk

“Patrick is an impressive young Montanan who has shown that with passion and dedication, you can achieve whatever you set your mind to,” Daines stated. “It is my honor to congratulate Patrick as a Special Olympics Global Messenger and thank him for his advocacy on behalf of Special Olympics. The Special Olympics plays an integral role in Montana and our nation and I look forward to continuing to support them in working to make our communities a better place.”

Chapman has been a Special Olympics athlete for the past 11 years, participating in basketball, alpine skiing, track and field, golf, bocce and swimming. He previously attended the National Games representing Montana for bocce.

Special Olympics Montana

Daines took the group to the Mike Mansfield Room in the United States Capitol.

Left to Right: Davis, Daines, Chapman, Suto Seckler, Norbie.  

The Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.