Athletes gather in Pinedale for special Area II winter games

Joy Ufford photo Sophomore Ryker Goodman takes a shot Friday against the top-rated Lyman Eagles.

On Friday, Jan. 25,

Special Olympics Wyoming athletes

from Wyoming’s southwestern communities

of Big Piney, Evanston, Jackson,

Pinedale, Star Valley and Park City, Utah,

will compete at Area II Winter Games at

White Pine Ski Resort.

This competition is in preparation for

the State Winter Games scheduled in

Jackson on Feb. 5 through Feb. 7. State

Winter Games is one of the four main

Special Olympics Wyoming competition

events conducted each year. Athletes

compete in downhill skiing, cross-country

skiing, snowshoeing and snowboarding.

The public is welcome and encouraged

to attend to support and cheer on

local athletes as they qualify for upcoming

statewide competition.

Special Olympics Wyoming is a notfor-

profit organization providing yearround

sports training, athletic competition

and other related programs to children

and adults with intellectual disabilities;

offering them continuing opportunities

to realize their potential, develop physical

fitness, demonstrate courage and experience

joy and friendship. Special

Olympics Wyoming changes lives by encouraging

and empowering people with

intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance

for all and fostering communities of

understanding and respect.

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