Soccer is just one of Brendan Jagielski’s many athletic talents

 

Brendan Jagielski began competing with Special Olympics 18 years ago. A multi-sports athlete accomplished in basketball, tennis, bocce, bowling, and track, Brendan will play soccer with Team Georgia in the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games.

Brendan Jagielski, a soccer player on Team Georgia and a Kaiser Permanente member.
Brendan Jagielski, a soccer player on Team Georgia and a Kaiser Permanente member.

As a high school soccer player, Brendan won the “Most Spirited Player” award. He looks forward to competition. “It has helped me make new friends, learn sportsmanship, become a better team player in new sports, and be more compassionate towards others,” he says of his time with Special Olympics.

Brendan recently completed his Associates Degree from Saint Leo University and currently works in medical records with a firm in Atlanta. In his spare time, this Kaiser Permanente member enjoys photography, astronomy, reading science-fiction, and playing video games. His parents and older brother are his biggest fans.