Nine Northwest Territories Special Olympics athletes will be competing in Medicine Hat this Friday (July 7th).
The Summer Provincial Games are seen as a potential stepping stone to advance on to the National Games in 2018.
Athletes competing include:
- Mark Epelon and Chris Strus – swimming
- Kelton Broome – rhythmic gymnastics
- Emma Moorhouse – athletics
- Annie Strus, Clara Tutcho, Julie White, Kineta Michel and Chantelle Beauchamp – 5 pin bowling.
Special Olympics NWT president, Alan Cash, hopes the athletes take the time to enjoy the moment:
“We wish all of the athletes participating a great Games and hope it is a wonderful experience. We know our athletes will be excellent representatives for Special Olympics NWT.”
He also expressed his appreciation for the coaches who helped the athletes prepare and compete.
- Chelsea Upton
- Mahasi Ortega
- Tanis Hunter
- Rachell Simmons
- Melissa Lunn
The Provincial games will run from July 7th-9th.