Nicholas Caprio is 23 years old and from Cranston, RI. He has participated in the Unified Champion Schools Sports Program throughout his entire high school career and joined Special Olympics RI in 2012.  Nicholas participates in many sports including track and field, basketball, flag football, soccer and softball, but his strongest sport is track and field.  When Nick is not competing in his favorite sports for SORI, he enjoys hanging out with his teammates from the Cranston Cyclones, going to the movies with his friends and spending time with his family, especially his little brother Joey.  Nick is also busy working at his job at Stop & Shop in Cranston, RI where he has been employed for almost 5 years.

Special Olympics has changed Nick’s life in many ways, it has taught him how to be a good teammate and have much more confidence in himself. Participating in Special Olympics, has given him the opportunity to try to his best in everything he that does and also allows him to make great friendships that he hopes will last a lifetime.  Nick’s two greatest accomplishments so far in his life are graduating from Bishop Hendricken High School and getting his driver’s license.

As a member of Team Rhode Island, Nick will be competing in track & field at the 2018 USA Games. The USA Games will be held in Seattle and this will be the first time he has competed in the USA Games.  Nick is truly honored to be chosen to represent Rhode Island and thrilled to compete!