SC Special Olympics golfer featured on Fox Sports 1
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCIV) -- A South Carolina golfer will be featured Monday night in an hour-long special about some of the many contestants in this year's Special Olympics Games.
Scott Rohrer, a 24-year-old from York, South Carolina, is one of six featured athletes in "Celebrating Champions: 2014 Special Olympics USA Games."
Rohrer won the 2010 Special Olympics USA Games Gold Medal Golfer with record scores for both 18-hole and 54-hole tournaments. He was also the 2013 South Carolina Special Olympics Athlete of the Year and he will be playing in Special Olympics World Golf Cup this August in Denmark.
The special highlights the travels of six Special Olympics athletes. Including Rohrer, the show is rounded out by a pair of New Jersey twins, a Florida swimmer, a Virginia runner, and a sprinter from Louisiana.
Theo "TC" Bazile, a 40-year-old from Vacherie, Louisiana, is a track and field athlete in sprints and shot put. Theo is very involved his community, where he volunteers at the local nursing home and fire department, sings in his church choir and remains active with his former high school football team.
Erica Bookout is a long-distance runner from Christiansburg, Virginia. The 22-year-old is a Junior at Radford University in Virginia majoring in Special Education. She is also the 2013 Special Olympics Virginia Athlete of the Year.
Andy Miyares, a 31-year-old from Miami, Florida, has competed in multiple sports, but has a passion for swimming and holds numerous records in the sport. He works for Special Olympics Miami-Dade and speaks both Spanish and English. In 2010, Andy was selected to serve a four-year term as one of just 12 Special Olympics International Global Messengers chosen from around the world to represent Special Olympics.
Derrick and Delon Noble, identical twin brothers from Bloomfield, New Jersey, compete in flag football. At 21-years-old, Derrick is the Quarterback and Delon is the Running Back. In addition to playing in the 2014 USA Games, during the last two weeks they've attended prom, seen their images on a Times Square billboard to promote the Games and graduated from high school. The twins were also honorary captains at a Rutgers football game last fall.
The Special Olympics USA Games was hosted by New Jersey June 14-21, 2014. Nearly 3,500 athletes competed in 16 Olympic-style team and individual sports, with the support of 1,000 coaches, 10,000 volunteers and 70,000 family, friends and spectators.
The show will air on FOX Sports 1 at 7 p.m. Monday. The special, produced by WWE, will be hosted by Mike Hill and Molly McGrath of FOX Sports 1's America's Pregame.