Meet the Match
A Nicaraguan Trailblazer for Adaptive Sports
For the past 12 years, Jesley has taught youth physical education classes and helped lead a youth baseball academy in his home country of Nicaragua. Through these experiences, Jesley has seen the lack of programming, facilities, and events that leave persons with disabilities limited access to sport. Now, he’s on a mission to change that by encouraging and engaging others to believe in the possibilities and to help persons with disabilities reach their goals through sport-based initiatives.
For GSMP: Sport for Community 2019, Jesley will be mentored by Doug Garner, Assistant Director of Campus Recreation for Adapted Sports, and his team at the University of Texas-Arlington in Arlington, TX.