Amy Copsey adds three more medals to her collection

Guernsey-Gazette Year in Review 2022


GUERNSEY – Amy Copsey, Guernsey’s Special Olympian champion added three more awards to her impressive total of medals this past weekend at Special Olympic competition in Wheatland.

Thirty years ago, Copsey had an impressive string of victories that won her 51 medals in various sports as a Special Olympian. At 50 years of age, Copsey is making a comeback.

This past weekend Copsey took a first-place award for softball skills, first-place for basketball skills and a second-place in the 200-meter run. The Special Olympics is celebrating its 50th year and it also happens that Copsey is 50 years old.

Copsey began training for basketball in April with her new team in Wheatland and she is excited at the comeback. A gifted athlete, Copsey competed in many different sports in Special Olympics, from basketball to track, shotput, bowling, skating, swimming and softball throw. She is a gifted athlete and says that she has no favorite sport, but she loves them all.

And through it all has been Copsey’s sister, Lori Morales. She said that growing up with a special needs child was like having God put an angel in their home. Morales has supported Copsey every step of her life and also with her Special Olympics career.