Nicholas Rothbauer has been a long-time Special Olympics Washington athlete in the Bellingham area. Growing up, Nicholas wasn’t able to participate in school sports like his siblings so he was thrilled when his community started a Special Olympics program. He’s been participating in athletics, softball, basketball, bowling, swimming and volleyball in Lynden for over 30 years.
Nicholas competed in the 1999 and 2011 World Games as well as the 2018 USA Games in Seattle. He is so excited to return to the big stage next year to compete in volleyball in the 2022 USA Games in Florida!