Judges’ Special Award 2008/2009
The second Judges’ Special Award winner, Lee Penfold is a Special Olympics basketball player and also an ambassador for the Special Olympics 2009 in Leicester. He is the 2,700 athletes’ representative on the Games Organising Committee. Lee has played basketball since he was 16 when a family friend encouraged him to have a go. He has excelled at the sport; rising from club level to representing the district, the East Midlands and Great Britain, winning a hatful of medals along the way, including a silver at the Special Olympics World Games in China in 2007. Lee chose the Leicester and District Special Olympics Basketball Club to receive his £3,000 prize money.