2012-12-19 / Local & State

Local Special Olympics Fall Update


Rodney Buterbaugh and Jesse Graham placed fourth in their division at the statewide competition. Michael Vanderweele and Chelsi Hann placed third in their division. Rodney Buterbaugh and Jesse Graham placed fourth in their division at the statewide competition. Michael Vanderweele and Chelsi Hann placed third in their division. Special Olympics Pennsylvania Fulton County is happy to announce the results of the fall season. The fall season consisted of three medal events.

The first event, the Fall Classic, was September 23 at Hershey. Rodney Buterbaugh and Jesse Graham placed third in their division.

The second event, the Fall Sectionals, was on September 30 at Juniata College in Huntingdon. The athletes had a great time, and all athletes earned medals for their success and made Fulton County proud!

The third and last competition, the Fall Festival, was held November 24 at Villanova University in Villanova, Pa. Rodney Buterbaugh and Jesse Graham placed fourth in their division at the statewide competition. Michael Vanderweele and Chelsi Hann placed third in their division.

Athletes are now training for the winter sport, which is basketball. Anyone from 8 years and up that wants to play, please contact Heather Strait at 717-860-4747. The athletes can participate is skills or in a 3-on-3 game.

Fulton County meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month at the McConnellsburg Alumni and Friends building at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you are interested in coaching this sport, or would like to volunteer, please contact local manager Mindi Graham at 717-816-5771.

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