Bringing home the gold
, 2015

Bringing home the gold

Area 28 Special Olympics athletes fared well in the recent Virginia State Basketball Tournament in Stafford.

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From let are area coordinator Cammie Smith, Ryan Cammarata, Holly Smith, Devon Noel and Storm Rasmussen.

After two days of competition, the half court team won gold in their division, reported area coordinator Cammie Smith. The team also enjoyed dinner, opening ceremonies, and a dance on March 21 at Colonial Forge High School in Stafford.

Teammates include Ryan Cammarata, Devon Noel and Storm Rasmussen. Tammy Wilkins is the coach. In individual skills competition, Richard Pruett and Courtney Reisner both won gold medals.

Their next “big” event is a track and field meet on May 10 at Northumberland High School in Heathsville.

Area 28 is recruiting more athletes, volunteers and coaches, said Smith.

“We are not reaching everyone that we would like to and we would love to see our program grow,” she said,

Currently there are opportunities for individual and team competition in bowling, basketball, track and field and soccer, said Smith. They hope to add swimming and softball in the near future. Athletes must be at least age 8 to compete.

“We also host a Christmas party/dance for our athletes in December and a Special Olympics dinner/prom in June,” she said.

To join Area 28 Special Olympics, email, or call Smith at 436-3127.

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