Who is Alex Singleton's sister Ashley? Eagles star's sibling with Down's Syndrome is an athlete
'From a best friend to my biggest supporter to my best competition, she makes the world a much better place,' Alex Singleton said about her sister
Philadelphia Eagles Linebacker Alex Singleton's stellar performance this season has fans hooked to the edge of their seats. The 27-year-old missed some time in the field as he was affected by Covid-19. But, the star footballer is back on track again with some incredible tackles, even with lukewarm performances from other team members. His play on the defense against the Patriots stood out even though the Eagles suffered a miserable loss.
In his personal life, Alex Singleton is well-known as a volunteer for Special Olympics and an advocate for the rights of specially-abled people. The cause is particularly close to his heart since his own older sister Ashley suffers from Down's Syndrome. A doting and dutiful brother, who is incredibly close to his sisters Ashley and Melissa Singleton. In fact, he considers Ashley as the best athlete in the family. Read on to find out why.
Who is Alex Singleton's sister Ashley Singleton?
Alex Singleton is often spotted on Instagram training with his sister, as he regularly shares the duo's workout videos. He has time and again admitted how much Ashley has inspired him throughout his life, prompting him not just to be a better athlete but a better person as well.
Despite her struggle with Down's Syndrome, Ashley Singleton is a Special Olympian who has competed in swimming and bowling events for more than 20 years. She also happens to be an activist working with the organization Project R, dedicated to creating a better life for people with mental disabilities.
A fierce competitor, Ashley is not quite a fan of coming second. She has earned numerous accolades with her performances in the Special Olympics.
Since their childhood, Alex and Ashley have been the biggest support system for each other. Ashley has been Alex's role model all along, who pushes him to put in his best in all of his endeavors — on the field or outside of it.
"Everything from the way I play, from the way I look at everybody in this world is from my sister. From a best friend to my biggest supporter to my best competition, she makes the world a much better place not only for me but for my friends, my family. I love her completely, and just every second with her is pretty special for me," Alex Singleton had said.
Ashley has also inspired his younger brother to volunteer for the Special Olympics no matter in whichever city he is. The former Calgary Stampeders player was earlier involved with Special Olympics Calgary, and now he works with Special Olympics in Philadelphia as well. “Any city I go to, it’s kind of the first thing I want to do. I know, in my life, a lot of people know about the Special Olympics, but to just bring a bigger light to it, and for however long or short I’m in a city for, be able to give as much back as I can," he admitted.