Jessica Spitz

Chair, Statewide Athlete Leadership Council

Jessica Spitz, of Commack, NY has been a Special Olympics New York athlete for more than 10 years. She competes in swimming, floorball, track & field, softball, basketball and golf. Her favorite sport is swimming.

Jessica is employed full-time as a dining room professional at Chick-Fil-A in Commack. She graduated with a Regents Diploma from Commack High School in 2014.

Jessica’s most memorable Special Olympics New York moment was traveling home from the 2014 USA Games, where she competed in track & field. She recalls: “It was an incredible experience getting to meet other athletes from all over the USA and leaving not only with a silver medal but with a new family.”

“Special Olympics New York has changed my life in so many ways,” Jessica says. “It has given me a second family; our coaches truly care about us and teach us more than sports. Special Olympics New York gives athletes the skills to succeed in life and the confidence to be passionate to keep working hard.

“Special Olympics New York is so much more than sports,” she adds. “In addition to the competition, it is about leadership, friendship and fun.”

Jessica was elected by her peers to serve as chair of Special Olympics New York’s Statewide Athlete Leadership Council in 2023. In this capacity, she is proud to serve as an advocate for athletes across the state and to ensure that athletes are represented at the highest level within the organization.

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