Abu Dhabi 2019 - Soccer

Dayton Larson

Athlete | Spokane Valley, Washington

Dayton Larson is a multi-sport athlete and participates in football and wrestling at University High School in Spokane. Over the last two years, he’s added soccer and basketball with Special Olympics. When asked why he loves Special Olympics, Dayton says it’s because it has "taken me places I'd never thought I'd go." In July 2018, Dayton made his first Special Olympics USA Games appearance in Seattle where his team received a fourth place ribbon in the High School Special Olympics Unified Sports Division. As he trains for Abu Dhabi, he looks forward to a new adventure halfway across the globe. Dayton loves Special Olympics’ team atmosphere and cherishes the relationships he has built with his teammates.