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Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 4:00 am

It was an emotional moment for 18-year-old Angie Jones, as she accepted the award for Southern Arizona Special Olympics Athlete of the Year.

“It was kind of emotional when I got it and I started having tears,” said Angie, a student from Mountain View High School. “It’s a really big honor.”

The ceremony took place at the first annual Inaugural Southern Arizona Breakfast With Champions on Oct. 10 at the Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa. Angie received the award because of her positive attitude, team spirit, sportsmanship and passion for sports. Angie competes in tennis, golf, track and field, soccer, bowling and basketball. Her favorite of the sports is tennis, which she has played for the last 10 years.

“She loves her teachers and teacher aids and teammates so there’s a real camaraderie there,” said Linda Jones, Angie’s mom. “She’s not really competitive. She just enjoys what she does. We believe in her abilities and believe God has given her these abilities.”

Angie’s abilities go far beyond just athletics. What stands out to many is her courage and tenacity to try new things. Almost every year Angie tries a new sport or sporting event. Last year she tried competing in shot put, which she thoroughly enjoyed.

“It is really good for me because I put in a lot of effort,” said Angie. “I’m getting good at shot put now.”

All of her efforts have paid off. After receiving her award at the breakfast, Angie was given the opportunity to speak to those who attended – an opportunity that she considered an immense honor. It proved to be not only an emotional day for Angie but for her parents as well.

“It means a lot of things to me. It shows that we need to give someone a chance…we just believe in her abilities to try new things,” said Linda. “We believe she is capable. We look at the abilities not disabilities. We are very proud of her.”

Angie is a junior at Mountain View High School and hopes to graduate next school year. After graduating she wants to get a part- time job and be more actively involved in the community.

“I see her working in the community as an advocate,” said Linda. “She’s played a huge role in encouraging others and I believe God will open doors for her.”

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Boys Golf (@ 3 p.m.)

Buena, Cienega at Marana

Mountain View, Ironwood Ridge, Catalina at Amphi (Silverbell GC)

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Girls Volleyball (Fr 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., Var 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

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Girls Golf (@ 3 p.m.)

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Cross Country (@4:30)

Salpointe at Catalina Foothills

Palo Verde, Nogales at Marana

Rincon, St. Gregory at CDO

Sahuarita, Pueblo, Pusch Ridge at Desert View

Girls Volleyball (Fr 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., Var 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Empire at Marana (4:30, 5:30, 6:30)

CDO at Queen Creek

Cienega at Mountain View

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Walden Grove at Pusch Ridge

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CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Phoenix Aguila Invitational (all day)

Boys Golf

Sahuaro and Salpointe at Ironwood Ridge

CDO, Rincon, Sunnyside at Tucson High

Girls Volleyball (Fr 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., Var 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Marana at Sahuarita

Ironwood Ridge at Sahuaro (4:30, 5:30, 6:30)

Catalina Foothills at Rincon

Pusch Ridge at San Manuel

Swimming (4 p.m.)

Marana vs. Tucson at Quincy Douglas Pool

Cienega at Marana

CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Amphi

Catalina Foothills at Sahuaro

Freshman Football (all games at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Flowing Wells at Marana (4 p.m.)

Desert View at Mountain View

Cienega at CDO

Ironwood Ridge at Buena

Catalina Foothills at Sahuarita

JV Football (all games at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Amphi at Marana

Santa Cruz Valley at Pusch Ridge

Mountain View at Desert View

CDO at Cienega

Buena at Ironwood Ridge

Sahuarita at Catalina Foothills

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Cross Country

Mountain View, Ironwood Ridge at Mt. Carmel Invitational (San Diego, CA)

Girls Volleyball

CDO at Westwood Tournament of Champions

Football (@7 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge at Santa Cruz Valley

Catalina at Marana

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Ironwood Ridge at Buena

Cienega at CDO

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