Jacob Coley


Jacob Coley, who lives with cerebral palsy, was hired to advertise for Bicycle World’s Outdoor Shoppe in Goldsboro.


He attends Southern Wayne High School softball games to give out T-shirts and gift cards. Jacob has the best of both worlds since he gets to earn money while doing what he loves - watching sports.


He cheers loudly for all of the players as he calls each one of them by name. In turn, all of the fans say hello to him while making their way to the bleachers.


Jacob, 21, attends Southern Wayne High and will get his diploma this year when he graduates. However, he will still be able to attend the games as part of his job and continue to support his home team.

Jacob watches the Southern Wayne High School softball team, while advertising for the Outdoor Shoppe.

Jacob watches the Southern Wayne High School softball team while advertising for the Outdoor Shoppe.

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A huge sports fan, Jacob’s job allows him to make money while enjoying his passion.

A huge sports fan, Jacob’s job allows him to earn money while enjoying his passion.

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Jacob gets help putting up a sign on his wheelchair to advertise for Outdoor Shoppe during a softball game at Southern Wayne High School in Goldsboro. Jacob’s mom Theresa, right, often attends the games with him.

Jacob gets help putting up a sign on his wheelchair to advertise for Outdoor Shoppe during a softball game at Southern Wayne High School in Goldsboro. Jacob’s mom Theresa, right, often attends the games with him.

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Jacob cheers for the Southern Wayne High School softball team while working.

Jacob cheers for the Southern Wayne High School softball team while working.

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Jacob gives Casey Lewis a gift card as he advertises for Bicycle World’s Outdoor Shoppe, a family owned and operated small business in Goldsboro.

Jacob gives Casey Lewis a gift card as he advertises for Bicycle World’s Outdoor Shoppe, a family-owned and operated small business in Goldsboro.

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Jacob talks with Casey Lewis, one of the many fans who knows him, while his mom Theresa, right, sits nearby. He helps bring in business with his fun personality, while giving out gift cards and apparel.

Jacob speaks with Casey Lewis, one of the many fans who know him, while his mom Theresa, right, sits nearby. He helps bring in business with his fun personality by giving out gift cards and apparel.

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