Martha Pachuta of Perry, New York, has been involved with Special Olympics for 40 years in many capacities, including coach, clinician, committee member and Unified partner. Although she has experience in many of the sports offered through Special Olympics New York, she is focused on Alpine skiing, golf and swimming. She will represent Special Olympics USA as a Unified partner in golf. Special Olympics athletes have brought much joy into Martha’s life during her involvement. She is honored to represent an organization that empowers individuals with intellectual disabilities to discover new strengths, abilities, skills and successes. In 2011, she competed as a Unified partner in golf at the Special Olympics World Games and has attended two Special Olympics USA Games as a coach.
Martha is a retired special education teacher and works seasonally managing a golf course pro shop. Of the many roles she has served in with Special Olympics, she has admired every athlete she has had the privilege to meet for their determination, perseverance and understanding. She looks forward to attending the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 as a Unified partner to an amazing athlete and friend.