Garrett Utz has overcome a lot through the years, and he credits Special Olympics with helping him discover his voice and find his passion. Garrett was born with a nonverbal learning disability in Washington and joined Special Olympics five years ago. Soccer is Garrett’s favorite sport. Not only does he compete in it, but he also officiates it. Garrett’s greatest achievement since joining special Olympics has been attending the USA Games in Seattle in 2018, where he won a bronze medal in Soccer. He was also an official for Soccer during the World Games in 2019, making it the trip of a lifetime. Garrett likes competing and winning medals in Special Olympics. His goals are to continue competing in and officiating soccer, encouraging more athletes who wish to officiate to go for it, and to continue encouraging athletes in Special Olympics to do their best and go for their goals. Garrett feels since joining Special Olympics he is more outgoing and treated more fairly than he has been in his life. Special Olympics is everything to Garrett, and without it he isn’t sure what he would be doing.