Schaible named Athlete of The Month in Maryland
Jake Schaible has been competing in the Special Olympics for 25 years.
He received a state-wide recognition recently when he was names Special Olympics Maryland Athlete of The Month for March.
“It made me feel really, really good about myself,” Schaible said of the honor.
Schaible believes his community service was a reason for his selection. He is involved with the Leukemia Association and Toys for Tots.
Schaible competes in basketball, golf and softball. He enjoys golf the most and calls it his best sport. Last year, his team took fourth place at the golf nationals in Hilton Head, S.C.
Schaible had competed in a national tournament before. In 2009, his team took silver at the softball nationals in Lincoln, Neb.
His ventures have allowed him to meet some unique people. One of Schaible’s favorite memories is meeting the late Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the founder of Special Olympics, at the summer games in Towson.
Schaible has also had a picture taken with Cal Ripken Jr., an unforgettable moment for any Orioles fan.
In January, he met Baltimore Ravens’ tight end Nick Boyle at the Pine Grove Inn chili cook-off, an event that supported the Cecil County Special Olympics. Schaible mentioned Pine Grove as an organization he wanted to thank for its involvement with Special Olympics.
He also wanted to thank his parents and the rest of his family, his friends and his coaches for their support in winning Athlete of The Month for the state. Schaible also thanked his employer, Elkton High School, where we works as a custodian.
“I’d also like to thank the students of Elkton High school for supporting me and all the staff,” he said.
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Jake Schaible, right, seen here at the chili cook-off at Pine Grove Inn in 2015, has been named Athlete of the Month in Maryland.