How Down Syndrome Golfer Amy Bockerstette Will Make History


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Golfer Amy Bockerstette will be the first person with Down syndrome to play in a national collegiate athletic championship. Bockerstette and her teammates at Paradise Valley Community College are set to compete for the National Junior College Athletic Association women’s golf title next week. The Phoenix-area college squad will travel across the country for the tournament in Ormond Beach, Florida. Three years ago, Bockerstette signed a letter of intent to play for the PVCC Pumas, making history as the first person with Down syndrome to earn a full college athletic scholarship.

Bockerstette and her family created the I Got This Foundation in 2019 to provide golf instruction and playing opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Here is a profile CBS did on Amy just two short years ago...