Today Show Weatherman Visits Hudson Valley to Support Son’s Special Olympics Competition
A familiar NBC Today Show face was spotted in the Hudson Valley last weekend --- Al Roker was one proud poppa as he watched his 16 year old son, Nick, take not one, but two golds, in his first swim meet appearance with the Special Olympics. Roker had recently shared that Nick is somewhere on the autism spectrum and may be obsessive-compulsive, adding
those labels can be frustrating; they don't begin to describe who Nick really is
The Hudson Valley was home to the Special Olympics last weekend, where, according to their website,
more than 1,500 athletes and coaches traveled from around the state to compete in a variety of summer sports. Vassar College will host our athletes along with Dutchess Community College, Fishkill Bowl, and Mr.Todd’s Gymnastics also serving as host sites.
Roker shared a number of instagram posts in celebration of Nick's big wins, photos of the metals, his cheering section at the meets, and videos of him swimming as well. He also chatted on Monday during the 3rd hour of TODAY about the weekend:
Nick competed, for the first time, at the statewide Special Olympics in New York. He won a gold medal in the 25-yard butterfly and a gold medal in the 50-yard (freestyle).
Did anyone attend any of the Special Olympics events over the weekend, or spot Al Roker around the Hudson Valley anywhere?