Benjamin Hollis is 17 years old and is in his second year on the Colorado Rapids Special Olympics Unified team. Ben likes the forward position the most because it gives him the greatest opportunity to score goals.
Hollis has been playing soccer with Special Olympics Colorado for four years now and enjoys all of the people he’s met. Hollis also competes in softball, basketball and cycling. He says that basketball and soccer are his two favorite sports, but he likes having a variety of sports so that he can compete year-round.
Hollis attends Montbello High School in Denver. Before Special Olympics, Hollis said, “I didn’t have many friends and I didn’t know how to play as a team member. Special Olympics taught to me about how to play as a team member and now I have 100 friends!” Other than sports, Hollis enjoys singing, dancing and computer games. His favorite former Rapids player is Conor Casey.