The Comox Valley Special Olympics team sent five athletes to the BC Summer Games in Surrey.
Athletes from Special Olympics competed in swimming and track events at the Games. “They are a pretty impressive group of athletes!” said coach Nikki Apps.
Jake Hooper, Brad Hogan and Mason Keddy competed in a number of track events earning a collective total of seven gold medals, five silver medals and four bronze medals.
Terry Daniels and Kerry Denninger competed in the swimming events. Kerry earned six gold medals and two silver medals. While Terry didn’t medal, he did achieve a personal best in his events.
“To say the least, it was a very eventful weekend!” said Apps. Special Olympics provides athletic opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities. If you’re a fan of courage, you’re a fan of Special Olympics.
– Comox Valley Special Olympics