RI Special Olympic Golfer Chris Lussier Chosen for Bright Spot Unified Challenge

Rhode Island Special Olympic golf gold medalist Chris Lussier has been chosen to take part in at national competition known as the Bright Spot Unified Challenge. 

The Bright Spot Unified Challenge was established in 2013 and combines championship golf with unique learning opportunities to bring together top golfers from The First Tee, Special Olympics, and Wounded Warriors. 

Chris Lussier

As GolfNewsRI detailed in a story last season, Lussier was born with Asperger’s Syndrome, a condition on the autism spectrum, with generally higher functioning.

He was born both deaf and non-verbal (meaning he didn’t speak), and had to have a number of medical procedures as a child. 

Chris is a member and an employee of Kings Crossing in North Kingstown. 

Read GolfNewsRI’s Feature Story on him HERE 

Bright Spot Schedule 

From Sunday through Wednesday, guests have an exciting itinerary that includes playing alongside PGA Professionals in the Bright Spot Pro-Am at the Wells Fargo Championships at TPC Potomac and Creighton Farms, evening team-building sessions, learning the ins and outs of Brightspot and exploring various career opportunities in the technology sector through hands-on activities, competing in a Ryder Cup style team tournament, celebrating with teammates at Top Golf.

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