Employee-reporters cover 2018 Special Olympics USA Games

Special Olympics athletes Tyler Kennedy and Erin Bailey won’t be the only Bank of America employees with a significant role at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, in Seattle, Washington. Four of their Support Services coworkers will be attending as employee-reporters to experience the action first-hand, and will be sharing their experiences.

With a combined 75 years of Bank of America work experience, employee-reporters Ann Marie Smith, Steve Ledden, Bill King and PJ Moody will serve as Bank of America’s eyes and ears at the USA Games, in which more than 4,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities from across the U.S. will compete in 14 team and individual sports. Look for updates from these employee-reporters following the games.

Ann Marie Smith — Newark, Delaware

“Work hard and encourage others to be their best.”

Ann has worked at Bank of America for 18 years, and is a former Special Olympics bowler and member of the Special Olympics Delaware Athlete Input Council. Her favorite sports to watch are ice hockey, swimming and figure skating.

Steve Ledden — Newark, Delaware

“Try your very best and never give up.”

Steve has worked at Bank of America for 22 years. He was a Special Olympics volunteer and athlete in basketball, softball, baseball and flag football for 23 years. He also represented Delaware in baseball during the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in New Jersey. His favorite sport to watch is golf.

Bill King — Belfast, Maine

“Stay focused while you’re working.”

Bill has worked at Bank of America for 18 years. Bill started competing in Special Olympics basketball as a teenager, and has also competed in the 100-meter run the past several years. He enjoys watching the Red Sox, golf and gymnastics.

PJ Moody — Belfast, Maine

“Give it your all.”

Peter has worked at Bank of America for 17 years. He’s a 27-year veteran athlete and most recently competed in the 100-meter walk. He enjoys watching the Red Sox and a variety of sports, including basketball, soccer, volleyball and swimming.

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