Topekan, Allison Nichols holds the title as the most inspirational athlete for 2019.
“I am proud to be the most inspirational athlete,” Nichols said. “I try to encourage other athletes to do their best and be kind.”
She has been competing with Special Olympics Kansas for more than 15 years and also competes throughout the year in powerlifting, cheerleading, bocce, volleyball, bowling and basketball.
Nichols received a trophy to recognize the accomplishment and carried the Flame of Hope and light the cauldron to signify the opening of the 2019 summer games on May 29, 2019.