Charles :30 Charles: (professional voice actor) Hi my name's Charles, but my friends call me Chuck. I was one of the first athletes to ever participate in the Special Olympics. Now, having Down Syndrome meant that I would have to depend on a lot of people to take care of me. But, you know, playing the sports really taught me a lot about independence, and self worth, which eventually allowed me to take care of myself. Chuck: (real participant in Special Olympics) And that has definitely helped to change the way people see me. Anncr.: Special Olympics. More than just a medal. "Monique" :25 Monique: (professional voice actor) Hi, my name is Monique and I'm a Special Olympics Athlete. Playing sports has helped me get over my shyness. Now, that I'm no longer afraid to talk to people I have a job as a customer greeter at a local department store, which has not only helped change how I see myself, Monique: (real participany in Special Olympics) but also how everybody else sees me. Anncr.: Special Olympics. It's more than just a medal. "Gord" :25 Gord: (professional voice actor) Hi, my name is Gord and I was born with Down Syndrome. Ever since I was a kid I've been involved in Special Olympics and over the years it's helped me build my self esteem and confidence. The skills I've learned playing sports have really allowed me to do what I wanted to do and reach my goal of graduating, which has changed how I see my future, but more importantly, Gord: (real participant in Special Olympics) it's helped to change how the world sees me. Anncr.: Special Olympics. More than just a medal.