IMG_6948Special Olympics Iowa athlete Brian Rolek was asked for the second year in a row to compete at the Principal Charity Classic Pro-Am on May 31, 2016. A Pro-Am takes place before the professional event and joins ordinary golfers on a team with a PGA Tour golfer. This year Rolek teamed up with pro Blaine McCallister.

IMG_6961Rolek has been competing in Special Olympics since junior high. He loves competing in individual events because it allows him to test himself against himself as well as his fellow athletes. He was named Special Olympics Iowa’s “Male Athlete of the Year” in 2014.

When he’s not golfing and participating in other SOIA sports, Rolek works full-time at the YMCA, enjoys hunting with his brothers, and often volunteers at Special Olympics golf fundraisers.

Rolek says he had a great time at his second appearance in the Principal Charity Classic. Congratulations on a great day of golf, Brian!



Brian with SOIA staff at the Principal Classic.
Photo via Principal Charity Classic.