Bekah Henderson

2025 Torino World Winter Games Nominated Athlete for Snow Shoeing

Bekah of Topeka proudly represents her team, the Kansas Storm, and has been a Special Olympics Kansas athlete for 19 years. Besides snowshoeing, she practices softball, flag football, powerlifting, bocce, bowling, volleyball, basketball, cheerleading, swimming, and track and field.

During her time as an athlete, Bekah not only had the chance to participate in sports, but broke out of her shell and became an advocate for herself and others. She is a Health Messenger, Global Messenger, and Athlete Spokesperson for Special Olympics Kansas. “Special Olympics has given me the opportunity to compete in sports that I couldn’t do in school,” said Bekah. “It has made my life happier and I am more confident.”

She’s familiar with the competitive scene. Bekah has participated in the 2014 New Jersey USA Games, the 2018 Seattle USA Games, and the 2022 Orlando USA Games. In 2012, she was chosen as the Big 12 Conference Female Special Olympics Athlete of the Year. She is a member of the Special Olympics Kansas Hall of Fame and in 2009 she was chosen as the Most Inspirational Athlete at the Kansas Summer Games.

Bekah is proud to represent Kansas in the 2025 World Winter Games and show off all her skills. When asked what she’s most excited about, she said “meeting athletes from other countries and making new friends.”

Wish Bekah Henderson good luck in her journey to the 2025 Torino World Winter Games and consider donating to her fundraising campaign to help support her on her way to Italy!