Jayson Jesperson of San Diego, California, has won a total of 32 medals in the 15 years he has been competing in athletics, basketball, bowling and golf with Special Olympics. He will represent Special Olympics USA in golf, with his father, Jay, attending as his caddie. Jayson has dedicated the past five years of his life to honing his golf skills, training with members of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America. He is currently training with The Aces Golf Team of Special Olympics Southern California.
A lover of art, Jayson paints and draws, gifting the people in his life with homemade pieces for special events. He is Brigham Young University’s greatest sports fan, following their student athletes as they advance to compete professional sports. Moreso, he never stops cheering for Team USA in any Olympic event.
Not straying too far from a golf course, Jayson is employed at Enagic Golf Club at Eastlake on the maintenance crew. Competing at the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 will be a lifechanging experience for his entire family. Nearly a decade ago, Jayson’s mother was diagnosed with an advanced stage of breast cancer. Through years of treatment and hardships, she continued to support him in his sports endeavors and continues to do so today. His strong relationships with his family, his fellow athletes and coaches have been critical to his journey to compete on the world stage.