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Athletes Serving Athletes a win-win for volunteers and their special-needs partners

Athletes Serving Athletes a win-win for volunteers and their special-needs partners

Kristine Howanski’s athletic epiphany came as a complete surprise to her.

After years of practice in the pool before eventually becoming an individual medley specialist for the University of Virginia swim team, the Lutherville resident finally discovered why all the energy she expended on the sport was more than worth the effort.

Her “a-ha” moment came when she was towing an athlete with a disability, Kevin DeLeggi, on a special harness as she swam in her first Athletes Serving Athletes relay triathlon while he appreciated the ride.

Howanski said that’s when she fully understood that all her previous efforts in the water were paying off in a big way.

“That’s the...

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