MAY 26, 1997
Area athletes compete in Special Olympics
Opening ceremonies and the parade of athletes for the 29th annual Washington Special Olympics are scheduled for May 30 at 7:30 p.m. at McChord AFB, Hangar #3. Competition will begin May 31 at Fort Lewis, Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center and the Lakewood YMCA and continue through June 1.
Area participants competing in the athletic division include: Travis Walker, John Wennberg, James Eiseman, Molly Borchers, Cheri Ball, Jaimi Lopez, Amy Smiley, Melanie Patterson, Mindy Shandorf, Katie Shandorf, and Jenna Derieg. The team is coached by Keith E. Foltz, Marna Foltz, and Kevin Hansen. Student coaches are Marla Roberts, Vanara Taing, Cami Jones, Seth Lopez, Mike Cady, and DeAnna O'Hara.
Athletes competing in the aquatic events include: Annie Anderson, Cristina Bush, Sarah Clark, Emily Martinek, Somer Pederson, Rusty Smith, and Michelle Haine. The swimmers are coached by Jennifer Bader.