WARREN, NJ - Alex Scheck, a senior at Watchung Hills has been selected by the Special Olympics to play on the Team New Jersey Soccer Team. The soccer team will compete in the 2014 Special Olympics National Games this June.
Scheck has not only been appointed to the soccer team -as a forward- but has also been selected to be a team representative for media interviews.
On the Special Olympics fun facts about me, Scheck says,"Special Olympics has made me feel happy. It has taught me to work hard and be competitive. I love it when my team wins. I still enjoy it even when we lose. I also made a lot of new friends and learned about team work.This is the first time I get to compete in National Games. I love to watch the real Olympics and am very proud to play for the New Jersey soccer team in the National Special Olympics. I will be happy to meet my new teammates. I like all kinds of sports. I enjoy working at my jobs, especially managing the boys varsity soccer team and girls varsity basketball team at my high school, Watchung Hills Regional High School."
Scheck plays soccer with the New Jersey Hawks, who hone their skills in Clark and serves as manager for Watchung Hills Boys Soccer Team and Girls Basketball Team.
Scheck took part in the opening ceremonies for the national sports event with fellow Olympians on June 15 at the Prudential Center, Newark. They participated in the impressive Parade of Athletes as well as the lighting of the Special Olympics Cauldron which opens the games.
The competition will take place at various venues, such as Rider College, Princeton University and Mercer County Park. Athletes will be housed at the various local universities in the area and the closing ceremonies will be held on June 20 at the Sun Bank Arena, Trenton, a celebration and culmination of the 2014 Games.