22 year old Amy Bockerstette won a golf scholarship to Paradise Valley Community College in Phoenix making her the first person with Down syndrome to earn a college athletic scholarship. Now she's about to become the first collegiate athlete with Down syndrome to compete for a national title!
Amy won her way into the the NJCAA national championship which will take place next week in Ormond Beach FL.
Amy became a viral sensation when she played the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale with PGA player Gary Woodland before the 2019 Phoenix Open.
The golfer and her family created the I Got This Foundation to provide golf lessons and playing opportunities for others with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Her father, Joe Bockerstette says "We want to use Amy's celebrity to make other people's lives better, most immediately those with Down syndrome and intellectual disabilities but, more broadly, anyone who sees value in Amy's achievement in their lives."
Amy has started her own hashtag on her Twitter account #InclusionRevolution