Delegation Leaders

Karen Gomez, Head of Delegation

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 I grew up on a farm in North Dakota, preferred warm weather so I moved to Los Angeles. I was a Vet Tech there for about 20 years. I then met my husband and moved to Gilbert in 2005.


I have three children. My oldest son has Down Syndrome, which became the entrance into a new world. We started doing Special Olympics as soon as my son turned 8. We loved the Gilbert Roadrunners as they were unified and my other kids got to participate. It wasn't long before the Roadrunners became our family! We have now been a part of the Roadrunners for TEN years!

Brandi Vidales, Assistant Head of Delegation

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 I am a Coach and parent of an athlete to the Gilbert Roadrunners. My son became an athlete on this team back in 2008. After watching the love and passion that our head coach, Eve Vance, has provided for our team, I decided that I wanted to also become a coach. It has been one of the best decisions I have ever made! I get a great deal of joy out of watching these athletes compete. Unified Special Olympics has given our athletes a chance to compete and to be a part of an amazing team. 

Winnie Phung

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Bio coming soon.

Denise Kenney, Events Coordinator

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  We moved from New York City to Arizona in 2005 when our son was a teenager. My son has autism and is basically non-verbal. We joined the Gilbert Roadrunners in 2011 and our son loved it from day one. From coaching to the competitions, to the overnight trips and the parties....we became part of the Gilbert Roadrunners family. The kids' resilience amazes me and I am truly happy to be a part of this team!