Chloe Phillips has worked at Fenner Drives in HPC Belting and as an Operator/Assembler I in Trantorque for over a year. She enjoys her interaction with co-workers stating, “My favorite memory about my job is all the fiends and co-workers that I made here at Fenner Drives that support me in a special way.” Chloe may get support from co-workers, but she offers support to others through her participation in the Special Olympics.
From June 6-8, 2019, five thousand attendees gathered to watch two thousand athletes compete in the 49th PA State Summer Special Olympic Games. For the 32nd year the games were held at Penn State University including basketball, tennis, golf, track and field, softball, equestrian, gymnastics and swimming.
She supports other athletes as a Fitness Coordinator and as an Athlete Leader. However, Chloe emphasizes, “Swimming and Powerlifting are my true passions.” Chloe competes in powerlifting and several of the swimming events contested each year. This year Chloe was ranked 1st in the state in the Butterfly and 2nd in the state in the 100 Individual Medley. Chloe prepares for swimming and lifting competitions by swimming 5 days a week and weight training for 2 hours a day. She enjoys the intense competition, but more than that, she has developed as a leader and a spokesperson for the Special Olympics spreading the word to various clubs and organizations as a Global Messenger.
Fenner Drives congratulates Chloe on her efforts and is glad she is part of the Fenner Drives family. Ask her more about her experiences and she can share stories and volunteer opportunities with you or check out specialolympicspa.org to find out more.