Duo on policy committee for Special Olympics

By Times Staff Writer
Published January 31, 2008

Mark Swiconek of Spring Hill and Rosetta LoBianco of Holiday are taking part this week in the third Special Olympics Florida Athlete Congress in Tallahassee.

For Swiconek, this marks his third time representing Hernando County at an Athlete Congress.

The Athlete Congress, which started Wednesday and continues through Friday, is a forum where delegates with intellectual disabilities from throughout Florida will work to recommend policy and set direction for the Special Olympics movement.

Twenty-six delegates from throughout Florida meet for three days in the Capitol using the Senate Committee rooms and the Senate Chamber as their forum for discussion and voting.

The inaugural Congress was held in Tallahassee in 2006.