Shakila Kirksey

Athlete • 24 • Arkansas • Athletics

What does being a member of Special Olympics Team USA mean to you?
I'm proud to have been chosen to be apart of Team USA for World Games. It makes me feel wonderful about myself and everyone else who was picked. We all worked very hard.  It means that I was a good person and a good athlete, and I will work hard and do my best.

How long have you been involved with Special Olympics and how did you get started?
I have been involved since 2009. Alesia Sexton asked me to participate in track and field and I have been participating in basketball, floor hockey, snow shoeing, softball, golf and bowling since then.

Do you have any hobbies?
My hobbies include watching tv, talking on the phone, babysitting, shopping and hanging out with friends. 

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