Bradley “Brad” Havenstein of Westmoreland, Kansas, has competed with Special Olympics for 12 years, participating in athletics, basketball, bowling, flag football, softball and volleyball. He will represent Special Olympics USA in volleyball. In 2022, Brad competed in volleyball at the Special Olympics USA Games with his Unified team, a team he is extremely proud to be part of.
Brad is employed as a seasoned helper at a greenhouse from February through May, where he helps clean and unload trucks. His hobbies include golfing, spending time with his 1-year-old niece and attending all Kansas State University sporting events. He most admires Kansas State University athletes Deuce Vaughn, Gabby Gregory and Keyontae Johnson. Brad, who has lost all sight in his left eye, looks up to Keyontae for his ability to overcome a medical issue to pursue his sports dreams. As part of his training regimen, Brad attends weekly practices with his team and competes in a co-recreational league. With his teammates, he always has fun.