In the spirit of the holidays, Special Olympics Iowa is featuring 12 Days of Athletes throughout the month of December. In honor of these amazing athletes, please consider making your year-end donation to Special Olympics Iowa. If your donation is received by December 31, it will be DOUBLED!


12-days-athletes-ashleyName: Ashley Gembler
Age: 30
Delegation: Hope Haven, North Area
SOIA sports I participate in: bocce, 50 yd. dash, shot put, softball throw and bowling

What does Special Olympics mean to you? I have the chance to go out and see and connect with people. I love to be around people.

What is a fun fact about yourself? I love to dance and sing karaoke.

What is your favorite part of the holiday season? Being able to see my family and friends, receiving presents and all the other social events that come with the holiday season.