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Richard Pingitor

Sport: Softball

Age: 39

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Richard’s biggest accomplishment as an athlete came in 2014 when he and his team won a gold medal in basketball at the 2014 USA Games. This will be his third trip to the USA Games and it proud to represent New Jersey. Richard has competed in floor hockey, flag football and basketball along with softball. When he is not training, Richard loves spending time with his family and is grateful for all of the friends he has met through Special Olympics.