Samuel Bryner works for Arizona State University as a research administrator and has two children. When asked about his favorite Special Olympics experience, he shares, "I have made lasting friendships and had opportunities to lead and serve that I would not have had otherwise. From a broader perspective it has opened my eyes to how important it is that everyone has chances for inclusion and acceptance. Special Olympics provides that opportunity to so many and I couldn’t be happier to be involved in that." Aside from Special Olympics, he enjoys watching television, rooting for his favorite sports teams, hiking, bowling, reading fiction books, listening to podcasts, writing and spending time with his family. Being selected to compete in Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 "is a dream come true and something that I never envisioned happening," said Samuel. "To attend as part of this team is awesome. I could not be happier to represent a country that I love and an organization that represents so many positive values. I am honored and privileged to be ion this team," he concluded.
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