Pensacola State College professor Donna Winterberry has been chosen to receive the Special Olympics Florida Nancy Sawyer Health Access Award.
The award recognizes an individual, agency, health organization, program, partner, or local Special Olympics program as a health hero who has carried the torch, greatly impacted and sustained equal access to health, fitness, or wellness for our athletes and people with intellectual disabilities for four or more years.
Winterberry, a dental hygiene program director and professor, has volunteered with Area 1 Special Olympics Florida for over 15 years.
“I am only one of so many deserving volunteers. The athletes are the ones who inspire me to strive to be the best version of myself and to overcome my own challenges,” Winterberry said.
“As a recent heart attack survivor, I cherish every minute that I can continue to help support health promotion and surround myself with such positive and beautiful souls.”
Blair Mackie, Area 1 Special Olympics Florida Health director, said she cannot think of anyone more deserving of the Nancy Sawyer Health Access Award.
“I am so excited for Donna and grateful for her support and dedication to Special Olympics Florida,” Mackie added.