Jaren grew up in Sioux Falls! He has three brothers and graduated high school in 2022. He is with the Sioux Falls Lancers delegation and competes in basketball, athletics, swimming, powerlifting, softball, bocce, and bowling. Jaren has been with Special Olympics for 11 years.
His favorite Special Olympics memory would be his first 400-meter race. He kept falling every 30-50 meters, but he still finished. That was when he realized that without pain there is very little success not only on the track, but in real life, as well.
He wants to know if you want to volunteer for Special Olympics to act and do it! He says that the athletes and himself will appreciate you being there!