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Special Olympic Athlete Delivers the Gold

This Postal Service worker recently won eight medals for basketball and swimming at two separate Special Olympics events.

Kevin Woodbury is a dedicated employee at the Pittsburgh General Mail Facility (GMF). "You can always count on Kevin to come to work, do a great job and give you a big smile," said Maintenance Operations Manager Bill Garvin.

And off-the-clock, the custodian is an accomplished athlete. Recently, at two separate Special Olympics events — Clarion State University and the University of Pittsburgh — Woodbury won a total of eight medals for basketball and swimming.

"I love basketball and swimming, I love my job and

 I love life," Woodbury said. "I started competing in 2000. I really enjoy the challenge the games bring to my life."

"This is a great accomplishment," said Garvin. "We’re always cheering him on." 

About the Author

Marilyn Jones has been a journalist for more than 30 years and is currently a freelance feature writer specializing in travel. Her articles have appeared in major newspapers including the BostonGlobe, Akron Beacon Journal and Chicago Sun-Times as well as regional travel magazines.

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