Athlete of the Month: Josh Smith














Hometown: Eldersburg, Maryland

Competes for: Carroll County

Sports: Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Equestrian, Golf, Powerlifting, Soccer, Swimming

World Games Appearances: 1. Josh won two gold medals and one bronze medal in Alpine Skiing at the 2005 World Winter Games in Nagano, Japan

National Games Appearances: 1. Josh won one gold medal in Soccer at the 2014 USA Games in Princeton, New Jersey

Community Involvement: Josh has worked at Martin’s Food Store in Eldersburg for 14 years. He is also a trainer for Pathfinders for Autism, where he teaches law enforcement, firefighters, and other first responders how to interact with people with intellectual disabilities while on the job. Josh is also a leader for a support/social group within his church, and he has been named an honorary trooper with the Maryland State Police. He’s a trainer Global Messenger, and has learned to write his own speeches and be an advocate and public speaker on behalf of Special Olympics Maryland.